An “Ask a Philosopher” booth in New York City attracted a surprising number of people with deep, meaningful questions that had long gone unanswered.
In fast-aging pockets of rural America, older residents are going back to work. But not always because they need the money.
“Black Bottom Street View,” now exhibiting at the Detroit Public Library, thoughtfully displays old images of the historic African American neighborhood in its final days.
In the 1800s, candy helped make Boston an industrial powerhouse. Candy hearts have been a lasting legacy of that era, though their future is less certain.
After the fern bar craze had swept the U.S., the Coal Bin arrived in the growing, but still-conservative Canadian city.
Part cultural tour, part social activism, a project called Dissolving Boundaries uses Jerusalem's public transportation as a stage for examining relations between Israeli and Palestinian residents.
Where you live can have a big impact on your Valentine’s Day by changing the odds of meeting potential mates.
“I never thought I’d marry a man through Uber.”
The decision by the British High Court was an abrupt end to a heavily publicized stand-off between private wealth and a public art institution.
Love, actually, is not everywhere this Valentine’s Day, according to new online dating data. At least not the walks-on-the-beach, unrequited kind.
From Instagram stunts to Edison bulbs, why do so many cities’ marketing plans try to convince people that they’re exactly like somewhere else?
Without local newspapers, readers turn to their political partisanship to inform their political choices.
Scotland’s capital could charge travelers £2 per day—and don’t be surprised if other U.K. cities follow its lead.
Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing.
The strike was a spectacular show of force for the city’s workers, and inspired a tradition of local labor organizing that lives on 100 years later.
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
We shop online for almost everything. Why not food?
The finding of a new study—that upzoning didn’t quickly increase development in areas of Chicago—shouldn’t make zoning reform any less of a priority.
Building more affordable housing units in the metros that are centers of innovation will increase demand for the wares that fill houses, and increase productivity.
Bikes, games, picnics, and dogs are finally getting a warmer welcome in the French capital’s famously stringent parks and gardens.
A special election for New York City's top watchdog has many asking how the office can be more effective, or if it should exist at all.