Henry Grabar

Om Malik

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

Treedom Project

One Man's Quest to Free Street Trees From Their (Literal) Chains

"And I'm just one guy with one set of eyes."

Mr Jones Watches

A Watch That Tells You 16 Different Times at Once

The analog face of the "Time Traveller" displays the time in 16 of the world's 24 time zones using famous city landmarks.

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.


Beastie Boy Commemoration of the Day: Adam Yauch Park

No sleep til Brooklyn.


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

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


The Best New Architecture in the Muslim World

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


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.


Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

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


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!


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.

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Potentially Creepy Airline Perk of the Day: Flirty Drinks

Virgin America's plan to get customers chatting.


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

If you don't know, now you know.


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.