Henry Grabar

Derek Eder & Juan-Pablo Velez

SimCity Reference of the Day: Chicago Zoning Map

Complete with in-game music.

Christian Åslund

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.


Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.

Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Gary Gale

A Map of Dirty Place Names

Depending on your capacity for innuendo, of course.


New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend

PlowNYC is about to hit the big time.

Lena Steinkühler

Acid Trip of the Day: New York Infrastructure Comes Alive

This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?

Jeff Wilcox

Apparently, Most Cities Aren't Getting Any More 'Literate'

It's the District's third year atop Central Connecticut State's literacy rankings.

Mike Hicks

Visualizing How Poorly Amtrak's Route Network Serves Most of the U.S.

Some cities, you just can't reach.

Video Compilation of the Day: Movie Scenes Where Someone Gets Hit by a Bus

It's the oldest, dumbest trick in the book.


The French 'Spider-Man' Freeclimbs in Havana

Daredevil Alain Robert takes his talents to Cuba.

North Korea

Urban Annihilation Fantasy of the Day: Attacking the Nest of Wickedness, a.k.a. New York City

If destructive fantasies are, like imitation, a form of flattery, then New York City should feel pretty good about itself.


Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.


Skydiving Accessory of the Day: A Folding Bicycle for the Extreme Sports Enthusiast


University of Leicester

How Did King Richard III's Remains End Up Under a Parking Lot?

The sorry tale of the Car Park King.


Prehistoric Construction Boom of the Day: 9,000 People Built Louisiana's Earthworks in 3 Months

Modern America, take note.

Flickr: JoeyParons/Reuters

Baltimore vs. San Francisco, a Stupid Allegory Waiting to Happen

The gritty Ravens take on the laid-back 49ers.


Virtual World of the Day: A Luminous Light Show of 8,000 Orbs

Just... wow.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.