Stephanie Garlock

Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

"A multitude of intermixed colors that provide a visually stunning experience."

Shutterstock.com/Brent Hofacker

Why Cheese Brine Might Be the Answer to Our Icy Winter Roads

In Wisconsin, even the streets smell like cheese.

Courtesy Björn Borg

Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

Flickr/charley1965

In Sweden, Even Buildings Made Entirely of Ice Are Required to Have Fire Alarms

Just in case.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Some People Don't Want to Say Goodbye to the Washington Monument Scaffolding

There's a White House petition to keep it up.

Tom Ryaboi

Mind-Bending Photographs of Daredevils Against City Skylines

These may trigger a latent fear of heights.

Youtube

Moscow Introduces a Rather Unusual Way to Pay for the Subway: Squats

Thirty can win you one free subway ticket.

AP

Why It's So Incredibly Difficult to Fight Urban Inequality

The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.

Reddit

When Letting Someone Take a 30-Minute Subway Nap Is Not the Right Thing to Do

An image of a young man sleeping on a stranger's shoulder has been held up as an act of kindness. Here's why that's wrong.

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One Sociologist's Epic Quest: Walk New York City, All 120,000 Blocks

A 6,000 mile journey.

Reuters

Venezuela's Subway Workers Are Pretty Sure Hugo Chavez Just Appeared to Them

Workers say the late leader's face popped up on some rocks deep in the Caracas transit tunnels.

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Hollywood's Greatest Hauntings, in One Horror-Filled Map

A spooky look at the geography of more than 200 top-rated scary movies.

World View Enterprises

A 'Discount' Option for Space Travel?

World View Enterprises brags about its "affordable" $75,000, 2-hour trip 19 miles above the Earth's surface.

Helmet-Cam Footage That Puts Your Bike Commute Into Perspective

It looks like a roller-coaster, only way more dangerous.

Peter Alexander

L.A's Sprawling Modernism, and the Places That Came Before

A new exhibit explores how the mid-20th century fundamentally changed the face of Los Angeles.

Shutterstock.com/Nicku

There's One Rainbow Flag the Kremlin Hasn't Banned

The flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast wasn't deemed "gay propaganda."

Melody Joy Kramer/Flickr

Wanna Spend a Night in Philip Johnson's Glass House? It'll Cost You $30,000

A "gift" sold in the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, because of course.

Cameron Moll/Kickstarter

The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.