Mark Byrnes

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.

How to Sell Poor, Inner-City Families on a Life in the Suburbs

This innovative Baltimore program moved thousands of residents to middle class neighborhoods. Most stayed.

Madrid's Mayor Wants to Ban City Center Protests

Ana Botella says demonstrations like the ones over the weekend are a detriment to the city's image.

Rio's Relentless Beach Pollution

Nearly 70 percent of the city's sewage spills, untreated, into the Atlantic Ocean and Guanabara Bay.

Baseball Is Coming Back to Montreal, for a Weekend

The much-maligned Olympic Stadium will host two exhibition games, but don't expect the city to get a new team.

How Qatar's World Cup Could End Up Killing 4,000 Migrant Workers

A new report estimates thousands more could die constructing venues for the 2022 event.

On the Set in Nollywood

One photographer's behind-the-scenes look inside this gigantic, high-volume film industry.

The Story of San Francisco's Old School 'Jacket Club' Gangs

A 1961 documentary about the non-profit group that got kids off the street.

The Fascinating Remains of Rochester's 'Subway'

The city still hasn't figured out what to do with an exposed 1.5 mile tunnel in the heart of downtown.

A Tour of the Eerie Villages France Never Rebuilt After WWI

After the Battle of Verdun left hundreds of thousands dead, the towns-turned-battlefields sat empty out of respect.

Documenting Detroit by Drone

A local is finding ways to make money with his drones. Now he wants them to save lives too.

The End of the Search for a Parking Spot, Coming to a City Near You

SpotHero lets you find a space like you'd find a hotel.

A €1 Billion Construction Site Famous for Its Graffiti

The street art surrounding Frankfurt's nearly-finished European Central Bank headquarters is an international draw.

Crimea's Controversial Election Day

According to officials, nearly 97 percent of the ethnically diverse peninsula voted yesterday to secede from Ukraine.

Bill Cunningham's Playful Photographs of 1970s New York

A new exhibit shows the photographer's ability to link fashion with architecture during an especially turbulent time in the city's history.

Capturing the Haunting Lights of America's Prisons

One photographer spent 17 years visiting U.S. penitentiaries after dark. Here's what he found.

A London Housing Project With a Notoriously Bad Image Fights Back

They commissioned a filmmaker to create an alternate version of a famous Channel 4 station ID clip.

The Changing Face of Italy, As Seen in One Small Town

A pro-immigration mayor has made Riace a symbol of Southern Italy's future.

Near Fukushima, a Generation of Kids Who Don't Play Outside

The fear of cancer from radiation exposure has led to a new set of problems for young families.