Mark Byrnes

'Like the Florida of Russia, but Cheaper'

A fascinating new book offers an inside glimpse of Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in February.

The Surprisingly Stressful Life of a Greek Presidential Guard

The soldiers wear 7-pound shoes and stand motionless for more than 100 hours a month.

An Intimate Portrait of a Baltimore Neighborhood

Photographer Jen DuMars gives viewers a day-to-day look at life in Charles Village.

Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa

Gripping photos show what decades of segregation looked like in Nelson Mandela's home country.

The Unappealing Urbanism of Sydney's Princes Highway

The 6-lane route has no lack of storefronts or homes, but it's not a place you'd want to spend much time.

Mourning Mandela, Around the World

Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.

Watch People Act Out Paris's Subway Station Names

Photographer Janol Apin shoots playful scenes along the platforms.

Your Baseball Team's Genealogy, in One Incredible Infographic

There's a good chance the team you cheer started in a different city with a different name.

Rob Ford's New Sports Radio Gig Is Utterly Perfect

He'll be calling in to Washington, D.C.'s crude "The Sports Junkies" show.

Mexico City's Newest Pop-Up Restaurant Looks Like a Horrible, Expensive Time

Enjoy a $230 dinner while strapped in 150 feet above ground.

Brazil Restarts Construction on Stadium Where 2 People Died Last Week

Officials say it's safe for workers to return to Sao Paulo's Itaqueraro, which will host the World Cup.

Photographing the Decline of the American Shopping Center

Nick DiMaio has spent years thinking about and documenting dying retails models around the country.

Inside the World's Most Isolated Theater

Getting to the Patricia in British Columbia involves a complicated combination of cars and ferries.

Protestors Fill the Streets of Kiev

Over 100,000 people gathered to decry the government's sudden decision to pull out of an EU free trade deal.

Scenes of Destruction From China's Deadly Pipeline Explosion

City roads were ripped open, cars toppled, and apartment windows shattered.

Dallas, 1963: 'City of Hate'?

In the wake of the Kennedy assassination, Dallas was reviled as a hotbed for right wing agitators. Was the reputation deserved?

Beyond Cowboy Hats and Big Belt Buckles: Images of Modern-Day Dallas

Photographer Loren Smith captures the region's endless diversity and growth.

The King of Awkward Digital Photographs

Chris Maggio's discerning eye (and sense of humor) shows us a world many photographers would rather not.

Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.