Mark Byrnes

A Photography Zine for Rural America

"Rural Life" depicts the vast range of communities in the United States.

A Brief History of Brazil's Most Treasured World Cup Stadium

Estádio do Maracanã, unlike some other stadiums around Brazil, is currently problem-free. But that wasn't always the case. 

The Many Goal Posts of Brazil

Serene photographs that remind us Brazil still loves soccer as much as it hates the politics behind their World Cup.

Riding Through Poor Neighborhoods With New Urbanists

A bike tour in Buffalo that aimed to "inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage" may have also exposed weaknesses in a movement's philosophy.

A Visual Elegy for Buffalo's Pedestrian Mall

An art exhibit puts Main Street construction in context with the aspirations that built the car-free zone decades ago.

A Parking Garage That Makes You Want to Keep Hunting for a Space

In Detroit, park your car in 'The Z' and you'll find yourself in a drive-thru art gallery.

The Architectural Relics of World's Fairs

Photographer Jade Doskow spent seven years exploring the grounds of former international expos.

We Now Have Highly Detailed Maps of Detroit's Blight

A process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.

Remembering the Designer Who Changed the Way We Think About Transit Maps

Massimo Vignelli, who died Tuesday at the age of 83, brought simplicity to American graphic design.

A Giant Wheel Is Cleaning Up Baltimore's Garbage-Filled Inner Harbor

The water and solar-powered device is expected to pick up as much as 800,000 pounds of garbage a year.

Imagining the Future of Signage

"DON'T HONK YOUR HORN. ROBOT IN CHARGE WON'T REACT TO IT."

Remembering the Father-Son Virtuosos of New York's Historic Arches and Vaults

The Guastavinos helped design thousands of buildings around the U.S., but nowhere is their work as prominent as in New York City.

U.S. Spending on Social Welfare Programs Is Way Up, But Far Less Of It Goes to the Poorest

Four decades of federal spending priorities, in charts. 

Capturing the Signs of a Changing D.C.—Before They Disappear

Where the biggest demographic shifts are happening along the city's Green line, the buildings are changing with them.

When America First Saw Itself in Color

A new book looks back at the Detroit Publishing Company's stunning Photochrom postcards. 

China's Latest Architectural Copycat: Egypt's Great Sphinx

Why travel to Giza when Shijiazhuang has its own noseless replica?

Countdown to Brazil's World Cup

From soccer-themed public art projects to social unrest, the FIFA tournament is already visible all over the country.

This Forgotten 1970s Collage Artist Now Seems Like He Saw the Future

Don ZanFanga was especially obsessed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center. 

How an Influx of Space Travelers Could Transform One New Mexico Town

Whenever Sir Richard Branson's "spaceline" is finally ready for business (soon, he says), Truth or Consequences will be the first place to notice.