There are Mercedes and Audis, along with bookstores, restaurants and well-swept but mostly empty streets.
Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.
"St. Louis is sort of an underdog. We're scrappy. We're gritty. This city has been through a lot of shit."
Amazing feats of DIY transport from around the world.
Kirk Crippens has been taking pictures of Stockton, California, since its housing bubble famously burst.
A glimpse at the risks Palestinians take to get to work in Israel.
A brief history of the least glamorous occupational holiday.
Animal care organizations report a quadrupling of kidnappings in recent years, buoyed by robust ransom opportunities.
How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.
On the anniversary of its opening, a look back at what Walt Disney called "Black Sunday."
Inside the bizarre international controversy that's washed up on Panama's shores.
A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.
Oddball fans, striking landscapes and other pictures from this year's race.
Across the country, protesters rage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
A look into the mind of the often subtle urban interventionist.
Officials describe an "apocalyptic" scene in Brétigny-sur-Orge, just 12 miles south of the city.
A new photography project captures barriers in Baghdad, Korea, Israel and Belfast.