Debra Bruno

Debra Bruno is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist. She blogs at www.notbyoccident.blogspot.com.

Beijing's Feral Cat Problem Comes Back

Four years after "cleansing" the city of its strays in advance of the Olympics, somewhere between 500,000 and 5 million cats have returned to Beijing. But is relying on volunteers to trap, neuter, and release them the best plan?

One Month in Beijing = Smoking 5 Cigarettes

The city's notorious pollution is put into perspective by a local physician.

Learning to Navigate a City of Smog

How I'm figuring my way around Beijing

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief