Cities:

From the shadowy walls of Weep to the twisting alleys of Ketterdam to the sleek penthouses of NYC 2118, there are dozens of intriguing settings in YA lit—and we can’t get enough. Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor’s newest epic fantasy, features her best world-building yet—so, in honor of its release, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite mysterious cities of YA. 

  1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
  2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  3. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
  4. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
  5. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

You never know what’s lurking around the bend in these places… it could be wonders beyond imagining or dangers beyond comprehension. You’d better start reading ASAP to find out!

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‘Sanctuary City’ Mayors Vow to Defy Trump’s Immigration Order
City officials, from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Haven, Syracuse and Austin, Tex., said they were prepared for a protracted fight.
By Liz Robbins

Martin J. Walsh, Boston: “To anyone who feels threatened today, or vulnerable, you are safe in Boston. We will do everything lawful in our powerful to protect you. If necessary, we will use City Hall itself to shelter and protect anyone who’s targeted unjustly. They can use my office, they can use any office in this building. They’ll be able to use this building as a safe space.”

Bill de Blasio, New York: “We’re going to defend all of our people regardless of where they come from, regardless of their immigration status.”

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago: “I want to be clear: We’re going to stay a sanctuary city. There is no stranger among us. Whether you’re from Poland or Pakistan, whether you’re from Ireland or India or Israel and whether you’re from Mexico or Moldova, where my grandfather came from, you are welcome in Chicago as you pursue the American dream.”

Ed Lee, San Francisco, with Sam Liccardo (San Jose) and Libby Schaaf (Oakland): “We will not give in to threats, or political grandstanding. Together, the Bay Area will stay true to our values of inclusiveness, compassion and equality, and united against any and all efforts to divide our residents, our cities, and our country.”

  • boy: falls out
  • disco: gets panicked at
  • direction: is singular
  • dragons: are imagined
  • summer: lasts five seconds
  • sirens: being slept with
  • vampires: on the weekend
  • pilot: multiplied by twenty one
  • moon: walked on
  • cities: are capital
  • authors: are american
  • monsters: of themselves and men
  • day: is green
  • my chemical romance: breaks up
Cities ruled by...:

Did you know that countries and cities are ruled by zodiac signs?

A natal chart or birth chart is produced for a place when it’s founded or established.

ARIES:

Leicester, Florence, Krakow, Naples, Utrecht, Marseilles, Birmingham (UK)

TAURUS:

Eastbourne, Hastings, Palermo, Lucerne, Leipzig, Dublin, St. Louis

GEMINI:

Cardiff, London, Nuremberg, Tripoli, San Francisco, Melbourne, Plymouth

CANCER:

Amsterdam, Manchester, Milan, New York, Stockholm, Tokyo, Venice, York

LEO:

Bath, Bristol, Bombay, Chicago, Madrid, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Rome

VIRGO:

Athens, Paris, Boston, Toulouse, Corinth, Lyons, all spas and health resorts

LIBRA:

Antwerp, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Johannesburg, Vienna, Nottingham

SCORPIO:

Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Liverpool, Newcastle, Washington DC

SAGITTARIUS:

Budapest, Naples, Nottingham, Sheffield, Sunderland, Stuttgart, Toronto

CAPRICORN:

Brandenberg, Brussels, Oxford, Ghent, Delhi, Mexico City, Port Said

AQUARIUS:

Bremen, Brighton, Hamburg, Helsinki, Moscow, Salzburg, St. Petersburg

PISCES:

Alexandria, Cowes, Grimsby, Jerusalem, Bournemouth, Seville, Warsaw

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These are the safest cities to be LGBTQ in America

The HRC’s 2016 Municipal Equality Index ranked 506 cities across the country on criteria which included whether or not they have non-discrimination laws, the inclusiveness of city services and city law enforcement, including the reporting of hate crimes.

Of the 506 cities evaluated, 60 scored a perfect 100 on the HRC’s index — including some cities that were passing laws to protect LGBTQ communities even as their state legislators worked to enact anti-LGBTQ legislation.

Here are the 60 cities and municipalities, listed by state, offering LGBTQ people the most legal protections and inclusion, according to the HRC’s 2016 rankings:

  • Arizona: Phoenix, Tempe, Tuscon
  • California: Cathedral City, Guerneville (Sonoma County), Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, West Hollywood
  • Connecticut: Stamford
  • Florida: Orlando, St. Petersburg, Wilton Manors
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Illinois: Chicago
  • Indiana: Bloomington
  • Iowa: Ceder Rapids, Davenport, Iowa City
  • Kentucky: Louisville  
  • Maryland: Baltimore
  • Massachusetts: Boston, Cambridge, Provincetown, Salem, Worcester
  • Michigan: Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing
  • Minnesota: Minneapolis, Saint Paul
  • Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis
  • Montana: Missoula
  • Nevada: Enterprise, Las Vegas, Paradise
  • New Jersey: Jersey City
  • New York: Albany, New York, Rochester, Yonkers
  • Ohio: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton
  • Oregon: Portland
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia
  • Rhode Island: Providence
  • Texas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth
  • Washington: Bellevue, Olympia, Seattle
  • Wisconsin: Madison

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