Mark Byrnes

What Montreal's Skateboarding 'Epidemic' Looked Like 50 Years Ago

The 1966 film The Devil’s Toy documented the city’s skateboarding culture—and those who feared it.

The Slow Death of a Brutalist Vision for Buffalo

Architect Paul Rudolph had an ambitious plan for Buffalo's waterfront, but it was only ever partly realized. Today, proof of it is beginning to disappear.

Unlocking the Potential in Toronto's Suburban Highrises

The Tower Renewal project combines green retrofits with an ambitious rezoning plan. Will it be enough?

Workplace Safety, as Demonstrated by Buster Keaton

Just months before his death, the silent film star starred in a gag-filled project for the Construction Safety Association of Ontario.

Brutal Parodies of Amazon's 'Life in Seattle' Recruitment Video

One line: “I can't imagine what this place must have been like before all the new money, colorful condos, and Ferris wheels.”

'An Absolute Disastrous Mess'

The latest images from Philadelphia, where Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment has left at least six dead and dozens injured.

Wes Anderson’s New Cafe Looks Exactly as You Hoped It Would

Bar Luce in Milan brings the filmmaker’s quirky fantasy world to life.

'Grand Theft Auto 2,' Remade With Real People and a Drone

The Czech city of Valašské Meziříčí fills in for "Anywhere, USA" in this version. You can't play, but it's well worth watching.

Are Canadian Tourists Bad Tippers?

In Buffalo, service workers say "yes!"

After Violent May Day Protests, Milan's Expo 2015 Opens

"Four little hooligans with silver spoons in their mouths will not succeed in ruining the Expo," says Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Protesters In Milan Really Don't Want the World Expo

On Thursday, members of the "No Expo" movement took to the streets. Tens of thousands more are expected to march against the event Friday.

In Front of Zero Fans, the Baltimore Orioles Win

In a baseball first, no one was allowed to attend Wednesday's afternoon game in the city, rescheduled during a week of civil unrest.

Montreal's Interactive 375th Birthday Party Plans

An "augmented reality" app and series of short films—projected on city infrastructure—will tell the story behind Quebec's biggest city.

Baltimore Picks Itself Up After a Long, Violent Night

After hours of rioting around the city, the clean-up begins.

The Orioles Waited Until the Last Possible Minute to Postpone Monday Night's Game

The decision followed reports on Saturday of drunk baseball fans taunting protesters.

Kathmandu After the Earthquake

Rescue efforts continue in Nepal's capital.

Remembering the Omni, the Arena That Helped Revitalize Downtown Atlanta

It became an outdated and leaky facility rather quickly, but it also brought Atlantans and a wave of redevelopment back to the urban core.

Flip Through 50 Years of Historic New York City Landmarks

The new book Saving Place looks back on a half-century of conservation by the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Art That Understands What It's Like to Work

Overtime: The Art of Work looks back at life on the clock over the course of two centuries.