Mark Byrnes

Reuters

China's Slowly Disappearing Steel Plants

The country's bleak post-industrial future.

Flickr/ CamKnows

Should Portland Save a Building It Really, Really Hates?

Almost no one likes the Michael Graves office building. But it's one of America's most important pieces of postmodern architecture.

Kashmir's Cold Spell

Snowfall has debilitated much of this Indian region.

Mark Byrnes

A Buffalo Artist Accidentally Tricked Locals Into Thinking They'd Uncovered a Past Relic

He transformed an abandoned department store's display windows into old-timey ads.

Reuters

London and Liverpool's Mayors Are Feuding Over the Beatles

And it's not the first time the two have clashed.

Snowy Scenes From 2014's First Blizzard

Hercules wreaked havoc on airports and roads in the Northeast and Midwest United States.

Vera Saltzman

Capturing the Canadian Prairie's Cold, Lonely Winters

 Vera Saltzman dealt with her move to a frigid province through photography.

Reuters

China's Changing Shipyards

The national government issued a series of reforms to fix a struggling industry, but many will be left behind.

Reuters

The Ice Storm That Stole Toronto's Christmas

Mayor Rob Ford says it won't be possible restore heat and electricity to everyone in time for the holiday.

Reuters

Brazil Says Goodbye to the Kombi—For Now

The world famous VW van has ceased production, though a last-ditch political effort could save it.

Reuters

The Year in Rob Ford

Never forget.

Alexander Vigdorov

Moscow's 'Sexy' New Subway Stations

Stylish spots that intensely fashionable Muscovites will love.

China's Newest Status Symbol: Bodyguards

Louis Vuitton? Lamborghini? So passé. China's wealthiest now use armed security to flaunt their social status.

Antonio Olmos

A London Artist's Big Project: Photograph the Site of Every Homicide

Antonio Olmos memorialized the city's often-overlooked tragedies. In the process, he gained a new perspective on violent crime.

Germany Is Building Its Own Resort for the World Cup

Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.

Reuters

German Cities Fear a Fresh Immigration Wave

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria will get full access to Western Europe's job market and welfare systems next year.

YouTube

San Francisco Luxury Apartment Promo Embarrasses Its Own Tenants

At least one person who can afford the rent at NEMA thinks this ad is ridiculous.

Reuters

How People Outside of Kiev Feel About the Ukraine Protests

In industrial Donetsk, locals see the ongoing protests as economically dangerous. In tourist-friendly Lviv, it's a fight for self-preservation.

Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin

Yep, There's Now a 'Sexy' Taxi Drivers Calendar

NYC cabbies strut their stuff for 2014.