Mark Byrnes

Scenepast

A Postcard App With a Historical Twist

ScenePast lets you send a note with a classic 20th century streetscape from your mobile device. But it's also got an addictive second feature.

AP/Elaine Thompson

Seattle May Miss Its NBA Team, but Its Old Arena Doesn't

After losing millions of dollars during the Sonics' final years, the 52-year-old Key Arena is a moneymaker again.

Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

A Tour of Britain's Endearing, Semi-Detached Homes

Built between World Wars I and II, the style remains synonymous with suburban culture in the U.K. today.

Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld Takes the Fight for Feminism to Paris' Streets

Actually, the fashion designer used the cause to turn the Grand Palais yesterday into a "demonstration" for Paris Fashion Week.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum

Warhol's Only Public Art Piece Is Recreated 50 Years Later

Half a century after Nelson Rockefeller ordered that it be painted over at the World's Fair, "13 Most Wanted Men" reappears in Pittsburgh.

YouTube/nostalgoteket

Take a Tour of London's 1950s Coffee Bars

On National Coffee Day, look across the Atlantic for some bohemian coffeehouse nostalgia.

Brian Rose

Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District

Images from 1985 and last year show viewers just how much the Lower West Side neighborhood changed from Koch to Bloomberg.

Peter Funch, Yale University Press

A Must-Have 'Atlas' for Street-Photography Lovers

Take a break from your Instagram feed and browse through the hundreds of carefully curated photographs in this new book.

Reuters/Paul Hackett

This Scottish Island Is Nearly Free of Fossil Fuels

Eigg's main grid is powered mostly by wind, water, and sun.

YouTube/PrankDial

Trolling People Who Want to Be on 'Humans Of New York'

Actor Tyler Fischer walks around the city claiming to be the man behind the insanely popular blog HONY.

Flickr/jasonparis

Exploring the Art Along Detroit's People Mover

Seen by many as an urban-planning boondoggle, there's a cultured side to the city's humble light rail system.

REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

Forget Liberals vs. Conservatives. One of the Biggest Cultural Divides in the U.S. Is Between Renters and Homeowners

More results from our State of the City poll.

Mark Byrnes/City Lab

Mapping Uber's Far-Flung Job Board

Dust off your resume. From L.A. to Sri Lanka, Uber needs help. 

Reuters/Issei Kato

Is Japan's Love of Pachinko Fading?

The semi-legal game faces potential regulation, and parlor operators may have to compete with new casino resorts.

Wen-You Cai, courtesy of Cai Studio

Shanghai's Newest Art Exhibit Includes an Ark Filled With Stuffed Animals

Cai Guo-Qiang's haunting installations reflect on nature—and the horrible things people keep doing to it.

KANVA/Marc Cramer

Montreal's Newest Concrete-Slab Building Is Brightened With Film Stills by Thomas Edison

Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to an apartment building's flat facade.

REUTERS/Mike Segar

These Dogs Hunt NYC's Gnarliest Rats for Sport

For nearly a decade, one group has chased the city's most notorious pests with their faithful pets.

REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

10 Years Later, Here Are the Remains of Athens' Olympic Games

A look at the aging symbols of Greece's pre-crisis spending.

Flickr/erussel1984

Why Airline Maps All Look the Same

Since we're not the ones navigating, do we really need geographically accurate diagrams?