Henry Grabar

Armed Citizens Project

A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

Flickr/TheeErin

Beastie Boy Commemoration of the Day: Adam Yauch Park

No sleep til Brooklyn.

WMATA

D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains

WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.

AKAA

The Best New Architecture in the Muslim World

From Indonesia to Morocco, twenty examples of great design via the Aga Khan Award shortlist.

Toyota

Minimalist Car of the Day: The ME.WE

Say hello to a car without any of the fat.

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The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

Wikimedia Commons

Historic Maps of the Day: The Louisiana Purchase's 210th Birthday

Celebrating 820,000 square miles.

ThankYouLondon

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

4StrikeBike

The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

Seth Wenig/Reuters

How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

Reuters

When It Comes to Flood Prevention, Not All Grass Is Created Equal

Some species are much more absorbent than others, according to new research.

George W. Bush Center

An Architectural Reflection of George W. Bush

The Bush Presidential Center will include a library, museum, and think tank.

Shutterstock/Yuri Arcurs

Potentially Creepy Airline Perk of the Day: Flirty Drinks

Virgin America's plan to get customers chatting.

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Weirdly Catchy Song of the Day: The National Park Week Jingle

If you don't know, now you know.

Flickr/Michaelina2

Everything You Need to Know About Why Chicago Is Furious With Rachel Shteir and The New York Times

An old-fashioned battle over civic character.

Creative Skyscraper Use of the Day: A Giant Game of Pong

The world's largest game of pong, played on Philadelphia Cira Center's massive glass facade.

Reuters

How Much Will the Boston Lockdown Cost?

The estimates at this early stage vary widely.

Reuters

Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.