Henry Grabar

Buy a House, Get a Visa: Coming Soon Everywhere?

Money is increasingly your passport to Europe.

Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Got Himself Removed From Office

The controversial mayor of Canada's largest city is out of a job as of this morning, thanks to a technicality.

Genius Gift Idea of the Day: The Folding Kayak

It's 12 feet long, weighs 25 pounds, and you can store it under the bed.

Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

Vending Machine of the Day: the Biblio-Mat

Feeling lucky?

'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

Does the Height Act Actually Cost D.C. Billions of Dollars?

The figure that's been cited lately seems a bit misleading.

Goofy Sports Logo of the Day: Stevedore Steve and the 5 O'Clock Dock

Savoring the small intersection between minor league baseball and vegetables.

Inhospitable Park Bench of the Day: The Pay and Sit

Don't get too comfy.

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

App of the Day: A Global Map of Old Signs

Check out the unusual typography all around you.

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?

L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.

Dance of the Day: In the Streets

You can dance if you want to; you can leave your friends behind.

Balloon Flight of the Day: Across the Atlantic

Jonathan Trappe is hoping to fly from Maine to Paris in a lifeboat suspended from a handful of helium balloons.

The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.