Baltimore

Racial Disparities in Police 'Stingray' Surveillance, Mapped

Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.

The Entire East Coast Could See a Rocket Launch This Sunday

The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

In Baltimore, the Best Beef Is Sour

October is the time to experience the unsubtle glories of the city’s German-American heritage.

Giving Penn Station Its Glory Back: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

From Ferguson to Charlotte, Why Police Protests Turn Into Riots

“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”

The View From Baltimore

In his coming-of-age book The Cook Up, D. Watkins writes about drugs, race, and class for audiences living in different Americas.

Driver Crashes Into a Baltimore Police Car While Allegedly Playing Pokémon Go

“That’s what I get for playing this dumbass game.”

A New Life for Urban Alleys

Once blighted and overlooked, these small streets are transforming into community and sustainability hotspots.

The First Verdict in the Freddie Gray Case

Police officer Edward Nero has been acquitted of all four charges against him.

The Fight for the City of Baltimore

A year after Freddie Gray’s fatal encounter with police sparked protest, which vision for the future will win out?

A NASA Supercomputer Has Simulated the Blizzard's Next Movements

An incredible data-crunching system predicts the storm’s future in incredible detail.

A Quick Guide to the U.S. East Coast Blizzard's Snow Accumulations

Forecasters say to expect up to 2 feet in places, especially around Washington, D.C.

Tonight's NASA Rocket Launch Will Create a Psychedelic Cloud

The spectacle may be visible as far north as Long Island and south as North Carolina.

Whatever Hurricane Joaquin's Track, We're Still Getting Flooded

No matter which path the hurricane ends up taking, the Mid-Atlantic is in for an absolute rain bomb.

The Hidden Health Dangers of Buried Urban Rivers

Cities have been paving over streams since the 19th century, but scientists are only now learning of potential harms to water quality.

The Chesapeake Bay Is Turning Into Plastic Soup

Microplastics contaminate the water on a massive scale.

A Better Way to Do Restaurant Week: Philanthropy, Not Prix Fixe

One Baltimore restaurant is giving away free meals to homeless guests.

To Fix Baltimore, Start With the Kids

Mental health resources, affordable child care, and better police relations would go a long way toward improving the lives of disadvantaged youths.

The Jail Cell or the Ambulance?

In a three-year stretch, Baltimore central booking turned away 2,600 people arrested by police, but found by corrections officers to have serious injuries or illnesses.

'We Disagree With Any Implication That Freddie Gray Severed His Own Spinal Cord'

A leaked police report suggests that the Baltimore man tried to injure himself, a notion that his family and supporters angrily reject.