Henry Grabar

United Nations

Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

Irene Tong/Flickr

Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris

Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.

Dzmitry Samal

Introducing the Concrete Watch

Wear the sidewalk on your wrist.

Reuters

What India's Massive Power Outage Looks Like

Due to a massive grid failure, half of India's population is without power.

Mike Hewson

Trompe-l'oeil of the Day: Inside a Building Destroyed by an Earthquake

A voyeuristic portrait of life inside as it was lived before the Christchurch earthquake.

Wojtek Gurak/Flickr

The Habitable Bridge, Resurrected

Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.

Flickr/Carol Miller

Wait of the Day: 70 Minutes, at a New Delhi Bus Stop

The Indian capital's heavy traffic is suffocating its bus system.

Flickr/Pug Freak

European Bikeshare Rankings: Who Comes Out on Top?

The Dutch are in dead last, and one program stands above the rest.

Robert Sorbo/Reuters

Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?

Flickr/Castorp Republic

In Paris, Graffiti Gets a Welcome Sign

One of the city's districts has made street art a central part of its identity.

Flickr/Clearly Ambiguous

Why Soup Kitchens Serve So Much Venison

The unlikely but unmistakably American intersection of bow hunting, pest control and hunger relief.

Flickr/colros

The Fun Is Real But the Beach Is Not

Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.

Flickr/brewbooks

Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and How

In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.

Flickr/Uraimo

A Brief History of NYU Land Battles

With a City Council vote on NYU 2031 imminent, a look back at four classic town-gown confrontations.

Flickr/dsb nola

You're Going to Be Hearing More About Bike Polo

The second annual National Championship tournament last weekend was a milestone for the burgeoning urban sport.

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Imagines the Future of New Orleans

The mayor discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Flickr

Abandoned Tunnel Use of the Day: An Underground Disco

London pays tribute to Saturday Night Fever with a party in some abandoned train tunnels.

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Who Should Get Their Name on a Bridge?

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone wants to end the trend of naming infrastructure after living people.