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When Lager Reigned

1880s Manhattan was a beery paradise, according to a teetotaling cartographer.

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The Cities That Have Risen From Ruins

Whether they’ve been leveled by wars or earthquakes, cities don’t tend to stay wastelands forever.

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Ricardo Perez-Solero Llosa

Phnom Penh's Canal of Unpleasant Odors

As the Cambodian capital’s least-majestic waterway, the infamous “Shit Canal” is descended from greater architectural marvels intended to re-engineer the landscape.