Mark Byrnes

The Tragic Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan

The powerful typhoon destroyed 70 percent of the land in its path, displaced 600,000, and reduced entire cities to ruin.

A Windfall of Art as Buffalo's Tallest Building Goes Dark

HSBC Bank moved out of the city's biggest skyscraper and its leaving its impressive modernist art collection behind.

The Sochi Olympic Torch Was Just Launched Into Space

It's the longest torch relay in history.

New Rob Ford Video Includes Threats and Tons of Swearing

"I need f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead."

A Look Back at Cleveland's Most Traumatizing Sports Memory

Before the LeBron debacle, there was Art Modell's press conference on November 6, 1995.

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."

Will the Astrodome Survive Today's Referendum?

Voters will decide whether or not they want Harris County to put up $217 million in bonds to turn it into a convention facility. 

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Ford has just admitted using the drug to journalists inside City Hall.

Training the Next Generation of Bullfighters ... in France

Kids take on fake bulls and real calves in Nimes. 

Scenes From the 1755 Earthquake That Turned Lisbon to Ruins

Tsunamis and tremors reached multiple continents; Portugal's biggest city was thrown into chaos.

A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.

The Life of a 1990s Manhattan Squatter

Ash Thayer moved to Manhattan to become a photographer. Her community became her subject.

Toronto Police Announce They Have the Infamous Rob Ford Crack Video

"I'm disappointed," says Toronto Police Chief William Blair.

Putting a Face to Spain's Crippling Unemployment

In 2012, Jose Manuel Abel moved to Munich in desperate search of a job. One year later, he's employed, but without his family.

When an Olympic City Becomes a War Zone

Sarajevo's 1984 facilities became battlegrounds of the Bosnian War. Though scars remain, some are showing new signs of life.

Rob Ford's Office Is Now a Haunted House

The Toronto mayor is really into Halloween.

Japan's Scaled-Down Olympics

Officials are already cutting bells and whistles from Zaha Hadid's bold stadium proposal to avoid runaway costs.

9 of This Year's Most Alarming Sinkholes

From China to Quebec to, of course, Florida.

The Legacy of Urban Renewal Helped Make Morrissey Sad

The singer has a new autobiography out, and it turns out the Pope of Mope had a lot to be bummed out about in Manchester.