Mark Byrnes

Phaidon/Hans Eijkelboom

20 Years of Street Photography Shows Just How Boring We All Are

Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom captures the universal anti-style of pedestrians around the world.

Alexander Gardner/The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photographing Peace Treaties and Railroads in the American West

Alexander Gardner, one of the Civil War's most important photographers, tracked the changes sweeping the western United States during the late 1860s.

Colros/Wikimedia Commons

Remembering a Giant of New Orleans Architecture

August Perez III's influence on his city is everywhere you look.

Flickr/ClassicFilm

Who Will Stop America's Plague of Hideous License Plates?

The designers behind the States Plates Project are here to help.

George Eastman House

The Death and Life of the 13-Month Calendar

Favored by leaders in transportation and logistics, the International Fixed Calendar was a favorite of Kodak founder George Eastman, whose company used it until 1989.

Breathe Project

A New Tool for Tracking Pittsburgh's Bad Air

The 'Breathe Project' lets residents watch neighborhood pollution levels change by the minute.

Damon Davis

In Ferguson and St. Louis, an Artist's Quiet Outrage

Damon Davis has long created dynamic works that have helped his divided hometown of St. Louis communicate. In the wake of the Michael Brown case, he's been called to make art that is itself a form of protest.

AP/Natacha Pisarenko

South America's First Subway Turns 101

Buenos Aires' oldest subways cars didn't quite make it to 100 years in service. State and city officials hope to give new life to the retired La Brugeoise cars soon.

Elizabeth and Jason Putsché

The Real Lives of Feral Cats

Two Baltimore-based photographers have been following the city's "community cats" with their cameras for over 5 years.

REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

How Police Rules of Engagement Differ Around the World

From city to city, law enforcement guidelines on crowd control and the use of force and firearms vary widely.

REUTERS/Stephen Lam

In Pictures: An Awful Night in Ferguson

Peaceful demonstrations were quickly overshadowed by violence.

AP/Felipe Dana

Rio's 2016 Olympics Have Already Done One Thing Better Than London 2012

These mascots are actually kind of cute.

AP

The Fight to Bring Pittsburghese to Merriam-Webster

Some jagoffs are trying to get Pittsburgh's go-to insult into a real English-language dictionary.

Kevin Cullen/Vimeo

Surfing Out the Storm in Buffalo

One adventurous couple took to the beach yesterday behind the snow wall of doom.

Flickr/Groume

Paris May Not Welcome the 'Human Zoo'

A white South African artist's re-creation of a colonialist tradition exhibiting "exotic" people is drawing ire across Europe.

These Passengers Are So Pumped About Riding in a Really Fast Train

Reaching 311 miles per hour on a test track in Japan makes for some giddy responses.

AP, Robert Bruce Inverarity

The Indigenous Art Behind the Seahawks' Helmet

A 19th-century "transformation mask" from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, inspired the team's logo. A new exhibit explores the history and significance of the piece.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham

Arts Advocates Are Mad That a German Casino Sold Its Warhols

A state-owned gaming facility in Aachen got rid of its two paintings by the Pop Art icon to partly fund a new casino. Could this set a dangerous precedent for publicly owned art?

Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.