Mark Byrnes

Associated Press

The Number of Americans Living in High-Poverty Neighborhoods Is Still on the Rise

12.4 million people now live in economically devastated neighborhoods.

Reuters

The Favelas Where World Cup Tourists Will Be Staying

Not all soccer fans can afford a swanky hotel by the beach. Property owners in some of Rio's slums are taking advantage.

Max Roberts

A Painstakingly Recreated S-Bahn Map From a Divided Berlin

A 1980 version of the city's transit map, brought back to life.

Reuters

These Dutch Tulip Fields Look Like Test Patterns

Book your Mid-April flight over Lisse stat.

Associated Press

Buffalo Was Once a Model for Integration. Now the Vast Majority of its Public Schools Are Segregated

How one of the city's biggest success stories went wrong.

Reuters

Along the Haunting Buffer Zone That Divides This City in Two

In Cyprus, capital Nicosia remains split. It's an eerie reminder of a 40-year-old military conflict.

Associated Press

Why People Are Posing as Corpses in Ukrainian Supermarkets

In hopes of furthering a boycott of Russian goods, protesters are starting flash mobs to raise awareness.

Traveling an Earthquake-Damaged Highway by Foot

After last week's earthquake, residents of Iquique, Chile, traveled by foot to reach tsunami-proof higher land.

Associated Press

The Future of Chicago's Most Infamous Public Housing Project

The Chicago Housing Authority has unveiled its redevelopment plan for Cabrini-Green.

Library of Congress

What Richmond Looked Like After Confederate Troops Set it on Fire

In the final days of the Civil War, fleeing southern troops burnt the city to the ground.

Reuters

Even McDonald's Has Left Crimea

Citing "manufacturing reasons," the fast food chain announced it has closed its three locations on the peninsula.

Richard Renaldi

What Happens When Total Strangers Are Asked to Touch

An introvert's nightmare.

40 Years of Chicago's Rising Inequality, in One GIF

A strikingly easy-to-process tale of two cities.

Reuters

A Day in the Life of the Most Unusual Building in Caracas

The unfinished corporate skyscraper has been a squat for thousands of locals since 2007.

Reuters

3 Years After Fukushima, a Handful of Refugees Finally Return Home

A district inside the city of Tamura is letting people back in for the first time since 2011.

Associated Press

Driving in Saudi Arabia as a Woman

Though not officially illegal, women aren't allowed behind the wheel. A handful of protesters are trying to change that.

NoRobFord

'If Elected, I Promise I Will Just Get Publicly Drunk'

But this 'candidate' for Toronto mayor says he won't threaten to kill anyone! In a city run by Rob Ford, that's progress.

Inside London's First Cat Cafe

The $8.50 cover charge hasn't stopped feline-lovers from flocking to Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium.

Vimeo/Marco Casino

South Africa's Risk-Loving Train Surfers

A stunning short film finds out why young men in the city of Kathlehong jump on moving rail cars despite the obvious, and potentially fatal, danger.