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Meet the Woman Coaching Drivers Through Roadside Crises

Letisha Ghanbari has talked people through lock-outs and childbirth.

© McNair Evans /Courtesy Sasha Wolf Gallery

Scenes From the American Railroad

A photographer travels the U.S. on Amtrak to document the lives of the passengers on board.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division/Mark Byrnes/CityLab

Finding a Familiar Shore

Wandering along New York’s waterfronts helped me adjust to life in the city.

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At Home Among the Stacks

How seeking out used bookstores helped me find my way through unfamiliar cities.

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This Is What Your Dessert Options Will Look Like if Pollinators Go Extinct

A diminished Whole Foods aisle shows just how sad our world would look without bee and butterfly populations.

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A New Perspective on 'Ethnic' Urban Restaurants

A recent book examines food and cuisine through the experiences of the people who produce it.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division/Mark Byrnes/CityLab

What the 'Freedom' of a Car Means to Me in a City Where Everyone Drives

Compared to the subway I was used to, driving in Seattle was freeing—but it was also lonely.

Sandra Korn

How a Simple Graphic Poster Takes a Stand Against Islamophobia

Signs bearing the message “Refugees Are Welcome Here” have sprung up in cities across the country.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division/Mark Byrnes/CityLab

A Pilgrim in Chicagoland

I didn’t feel at home in my new city until I became a tourist in my old one—and brought back the souvenirs to prove it.

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library.

One for the Road: The Origins of America's Souvenir Obsession

From pieces of Plymouth Rock to “I Love NY” mugs.  

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Cyclists vs. Runners: A Path to Peace

Rules for sharing space in the park.

Thomas Hawk, Medical Cannabis Club, 2005.

Oakland Will Host the First-Ever Museum Exhibit Devoted to Weed

Of course.

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A 10-Minute, Face-to-Face Conversation Can Reduce Bigotry

A new study finds that even brief empathetic encounters can combat stereotypes.

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The U.S. Cities Marching Ahead on Paid Parental Leave

Will new policies in San Francisco and New York nudge the country towards valuing domestic labor?

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Do Baseball Stadiums Need Trendy Food?

A rally cry for hot dogs as ballparks reach toward ever-loftier eats.

Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Everyone's Pretty Jealous of Seattle's 'Bike Batman'

With bike thefts rampant and often unreported, a lone vigilante might be the savior robbed cyclists need.

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Rude to Baristas? It'll Cost You

In some French coffee shops, rude customers are charged more than polite ones.

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Trading a Poem for Your Daily Coffee

For World Poetry Day on March 21, cafés worldwide will offer free espresso in exchange for creativity.