What can the vicissitudes of a very nichey (and spooky) industry teach us about the economic recovery?
With The Bitter Southerner, editor Chuck Reece and his creative team explore the contradictions of the modern South.
Whether Sheng or Town Bemba, informal languages are giving the continent's urban youth culture a voice.
The philanthropist covered the U.S. in libraries between 1893 and 1919. How many survive—and the forms they've taken—points to what kind of structures make a city center.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.
The largest metros would have seen a 24 percent bump in economic growth in 2012 if racial employment disparities didn't exist.
Halloween isn't much of a tradition there, yet they've been spotted year-round for a while now. What do they want?
Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.
It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.
Are big, successful cities the new normal?
The city claims to have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 44 percent in just one year.
For 15 years, one organization has improved outcomes for Baltimore youth with a surprising tool: the debate team.
Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."
London, New York, and Paris top the list of the world’s leading talent hubs—but not for the reasons you might think.
Ice can make or break a proper cocktail. But do you want to be charged separately for it?
The new Atlanta company Civil Bikes offers bike rentals and history tours with a side of community-building.
What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.
An unusual agreement between a newspaper and a university brought Mark Lamster to Dallas. Now this transplanted New Yorker has become Big D's fiercest critic of mediocrity.
Now THIS is how you use Instagram.