Etiquette

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Using Tinder in Your Hometown Is Like Visiting an Alternate Reality

Surfing the app on a trip back home can be a way of imagining what life would be like if you never left.

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The Hidden Fences of August Wilson's Birthplace

The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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The Guatemalan Towns Plastered With Icons of America

When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.

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The Phone Booth for Japanese Mourners

On the outskirts of Otsuchi, a town battered by the 2011 tsunami, a rotary phone is a gathering place for people to recall loved ones lost.

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The Neighborhoods Where Christmas Lights Are Serious Business

When it comes to holiday decorations, these communities do not hold back.

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The Co-Working Space That's Parked at the Beach

A San Diego company gets workers out of city cubicles and into nature.

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The Alabama Town Where Demolition Derby Is Life

A visual portrait of Saturday night in Dothan, where people flock from across the South to find a cathartic adrenaline rush.

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When Food Gets Gentrified

A new documentary about New York’s chopped cheese sandwich digs in to what happens when pricey restaurants adapt bodega fare.

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When Cycling and Storytelling Mingle

Detroit’s Pedal to Porch project hopes neighbors will slow down and meet each other.

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Delhi's Dumpling Divide

Tibetan “momos” are all over the Indian city, but the immigrants who make them still struggle for acceptance.

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The Artist Who Made Sanitation Workers Worthy of a Museum

A retrospective of Mierle Laderman Ukeles’s work argues that maintenance should be valued as art.

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Loving Transit, Breaking the Law

A new documentary explores how a man’s obsession with New York’s MTA lands him in a legal gray area.

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An LGBT Rally Tests the Limits of Singapore's Free-Speech Park

In response, the government has made organizing protests that much harder.  

Philippa Hughes

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye

A creative placemaking project in Washington, D.C., puts residents’ faces front and center.

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The St. Louis Accent: An Explainer

So many dialects intersect in this one Midwestern city.

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One Man Scours San Francisco for the Traces of Film Noir

Brian Hollins has spent the last 16 years on the trail of movie locations all over the city.

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The Food That Makes Your City Feel Like Home

The winners of our CityEats contest told us about the must-try restaurants and dishes for visitors and locals.

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A Quarter Century at an Urban Carousel

Lucio Schiavone has spent 26 years with the gilded menagerie at this Brooklyn merry-go-round.