Mark Byrnes


Russia Ramps Up Security for the Winter Olympics

The country is deploying 50,000 soldiers and police for the Games.


Naturally, You Can Now Buy Seahawks-Themed Pot at a Seattle Marijuana Dispensary

Of course.

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This Year's Super Bowl Has a Particularly Embarrassing Neighbor

Chris Christie described it as "the ugliest damn building" in the state, "and maybe America."

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Navigating L.A.'s Future Subway System, as Seen in 'Her'

The public transit map Theodore Twombly would have used to get around.


Brazil Faces Another Round of Anti-World Cup Demonstrations

Over 2,000 people marched through the streets of São Paulo this weekend.

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These Maps Lay Out Exactly Where to Find California's Gold

Guides for prospectors, circa 1848.

A Photographic Tour of 1970s Brooklyn

Portraits of a borough in transition.

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In Madrid, Street Performers Worry They'll Be Regulated Out of Existence

New rules limiting busking have not gone over well at all with the city's struggling arts community.

Protests in Kiev Turn Deadly

At least two people have been killed in violent clashes between Ukrainian police and pro-Europe protesters.


Finding Sochi's Indigenous People

Russians drove the Circassians out in the 19th century. A handful have returned to trace their ancestral roots.

Kevin Vanier

An Insider's Look at the Mongolian Capital

The hidden wonders of Ulan Bator.


Digging London's Newest Tunnel

Europe's biggest infrastructure project is halfway done.

Thomas Alleman

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

Simon Smith

London, Then and Now (1927 to 2013)

Filmmaker Simon Smith came up with a clever way to show how much (or little) the city has changed over the last century.


Arresting Photos of Indonesia's Erupting Mount Sinabung

Since September, more than 25,000 people from 32 different villages have taken refuge in government provided shelters.

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Car companies show off their newest rides for an event that could generate more than $350 million for the local economy.

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Mumbai's Snazzy New Airport Terminal

Inspired by a dancing peacock and covered with artifacts and art.


China's Slowly Disappearing Steel Plants

The country's bleak post-industrial future.

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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.