Why I Love My City

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In Praise of Smaller Cities

Growing up, I couldn't wait to get out of Ann Arbor. But years of big city living has given me new appreciation for my hometown.

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Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.

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The Pseudo-Suburbanist's Dilemma

I grew up hating the suburbs, but now I fear I might be living in one. What does this say about me?

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Here Is New York Transit

It's where rich and poor, wise and weird, picker and non-picker unite.

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Chicago’s Overshadowed Chef Gets His Moment

Paul Kahan finally gets the recognition he deserves.

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Family Dollar Founder Leon Levine on the Entrepreneurialism of Charlotte

How the Southern city helped launch a billion-dollar business.

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The Man Who Brought Texas BBQ to Chicago

Barry Sorkin is an Illinois native with no formal food background. Here's how he opened one of the city's most successful restaurants.

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How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists

Rocket scientist Tim Pickens on his city's culture of scientific discovery.

Bringing A Little Bit of New York to Ann Arbor

The city's best-known sandwich maker on his unlikely path from history major to deli owner.

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Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

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Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Native businessman Dan Gilbert is bringing business and development downtown

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Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since

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Why I Love My City: Carrie Brownstein on Portland

Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

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Why I Love (and Sometimes Hate) My City: Sala Udin on Pittsburgh

The former city councilman has worked for decades to revitalize one of Pittsburgh's most dangerous and deteriorated neighborhoods.

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Why I Love My City: Azadeh Moaveni on Tehran

Despite its reputation, Iran's capital city holds secret charms

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Annia Ciezadlo on Beirut

Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains why the city's balconies and rooftop gardens must be preserved

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Why I Love My City: Mera Rubell on Miami

The art collector discusses why she's so passionate about Miami, and which city is the best place to live for artists

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Why I Love My City: Tom Toles on Buffalo

Washington Post political cartoonist reflects on life in his hometown