Work

The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.

Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle

It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.

Never Host a Mega-Event?

In his newest book, sports economist Andrew Zimbalist explores how the Olympics, the World Cup and, yes, the Super Bowl became such bad deals for cities.

Videos

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.

This Ridiculously Fun Data Wheel Matches Names with Their Most Common Occupations

Jason is a "firefighter," Hanna a "journalist," Casey a "plumber," and on down the line.

The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

Maps

Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the heart of it.

How the Next Generation of Detroit Artisans Found a Home

At the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, the maker movement is remixing Detroit's industrial heritage.

Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.

Maps

Mapping the Crushing Truth About Your Work Commute

Many people in the U.S. carpool, walk, and use public transit to get to work—but most are still hacking traffic in a car, all alone.

Next Economy

The Uber Economy

Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?

She Tried Commuting to Work by Streetcar. It Took as Long as Walking.

A casual experiment in Atlanta doesn't help dissuade "tourist trolley" fears.

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now

The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic dimension.

Seattle's Hottest New Job: Pot Lawyer

Washington state's marijuana businesses face a maze of regulations. Hilary Bricken helps guide them through it.

Can a Massive Museum Expansion Get Texans Walking?

What sets the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, apart is one of its secondary goals: to make the Museum District a real, walkable neighborhood.

Photos

Fighting a Housing Crisis, Egypt Builds Towers in the Desert

A photographer captures these monumental dwellings in all their surreal detail.

See What Your City Will Be Like in 15 Years

An interactive tool forecasts U.S. metro demographics circa 2030.