John Metcalfe

Legendary 'Fritz the Cat' Director Plans a Film About Coney Island

Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."

In Search of the Cheapest American Cities for Beer Drinkers

A new cost-of-living calculator lets you plan your next move based on a city's bar density and price of a six-pack.

How to Handle Your Firearm Inside a Public Bathroom

And in other public-bathroom news, plastic seat covers might be germy and they saved Hitler's toilet.

For These Muralists, It Took 3 Years to Spell Out the Alphabet

Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.

A Crazy Concept for Floating Shelters

Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?

The Boston Ferry Pavilion's Latest Electrifying Makeover

A video artist has created an animated lightning storm on the ceiling.

Before L.A. Became a Car Town, Commuters Actually Rode Mass Transit

It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

An Artist's Ode to How Huge Fixed-Gear Bikes Have Become in Kuala Lumpur

Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.

More of China's Infrastructure Falls Into the Center of the Earth

A sinkhole in Guangzhou has eaten six shops, a sidewalk and several trees.

Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

One World Trade Center's Bathrooms Already Have Obnoxious Graffiti

Dishing out the latest in public-toilet news.

Parts of Australia Get Swamped In Up to 9 Feet of Nasty Ocean Foam

First it was the extreme heat, now it's horrible drifts of smothering sea lather.

This Summer, the Mailboxes in Bristol Will Begin to Talk

Post boxes, trash cans and lamp posts will chat up members of the public in what is perhaps the strangest public-art project to come out of the U.K.

Tree-Climbing Obama Heckler Exiled From D.C.

Also, politicians in Naples are sick of you assuming they're all criminals, and the U.K. suspends the coolest teacher ever.

If Only All City Lighting Looked Like This Charming Street in Athens

It's like a lamp store exploded in there!

NASA's Alarming Map of the Worst Australian Heat Wave on Record

The 114-degree heat in Sydney recently is nothing compared to 121-degrees recorded in Moomba.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

The 'Toad Sofa' Is 2013's Must-Have Chair

Obviously.