Mark Byrnes

This 80s Instructional Video Makes Being a Bus Driver Seem Pretty Crazy

Scenarios that play out like a made-for-TV film.

Kate Seabrook

This Woman Took a Picture of Every Prague Subway Station in Just One Day

What Kate Seabrook learned from her crazy 13-hour jaunt through Prague's public transit.


Why Vancouver Has Crack Pipe Vending Machines

It's part of an effort to provide safe and cheap alternatives for addicts.


Life in an Athens Housing Complex

A complicated tangle of property rights, squatters, and disrepair.


Amid Brazil's Stadium Boom, a Massive Water Infrastructure Project Drags On

The diversion plan has doubled in cost and remains years away from completion.

Peter Wegner

These Mind-Bending Pictures Turn Manhattan's Sky Into Skyscrapers

What's revealed when you turn New York's streets upside down.


Revisiting Russia's Last Opening Ceremony

Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.

Associated Press

A Guide to Getting Around Sochi During the Games

Including a fancy new $8.7 billion rail line.

Associated Press

Here Come the Cossacks

Russia's unarmed, heavily costumed guards may look intimidating, but their actual power is pretty limited.


Meet the People Trying To Save Sochi's Stray Dogs

Animal activists estimate that thousands of dogs have been killed under the government's Olympics-motivated crackdown.

Associated Press

The Many Palm Trees of This Year's Winter Olympics

Tropical flora is all over the coastal parts of Sochi, and visitors are taking notice.

Associated Press

Don't Worry Canada, Everyone Has a Tiny Bed in Sochi

Canadians are not impressed with their hockey team's accommodations.


Visiting Stalin's Sochi Retreat

The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town. 


Sochi's Plan to Rid Itself of Stray Dogs

Local officials see extermination as the most efficient method, though it's controversial among activists.


Sochi's Media Village Isn't Ready Yet

Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.

Associated Press

The 'Mass Transit' Super Bowl's Mass Transit Was a Serious Disappointment

Poor planning led to overheated stations and overcrowded platforms.


Thanks to the Super Bowl, New York Has Its Very First Regional Transit Map

NJ Transit and the MTA, all on one diagram.


Smoking Really Is Nearly Inescapable in China

Portraits of cigarette users in hospitals, washing windows, and in front of 'No Smoking' signs.


Footage of the Beatles's Last Show, on Its 45th Anniversary

Performed on a London rooftop.