Design

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L.A. is Getting Its Third Pro Soccer Team. Will the City Finally Build a Stadium?

L.A. soccer fans are tired of schlepping to the suburbs.

Ear-It

A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground

Santander, Spain, tested a network of acoustic sensors capable of managing traffic congestion. But will it stand up to the future of cars?

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A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

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Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.

There's Finally a Typeface Modeled on Public Urine Stains

"The Art of Peeing" is perfect for sending correspondence to somebody you don't like.

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AP

A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.

@Iceland617

Every Day is Halloween in This Japanese Apartment Complex

Though the holiday is relatively new to the country, someone there clearly has a Tim Burton obsession.

Aaron Coury

He's Not Bitter (Much)

With The Bitter Southerner, editor Chuck Reece and his creative team explore the contradictions of the modern South.

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Steven Jackson

The Discipline and Deviance of Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti's a trade. It's like being a plumber or carpenter."

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Reuters/Remo Casilli

Exploring Mussolini's Secret Bunkers

The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.

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Is 'Green Growth' Possible for Nations?

Countries can be economically lean and environmentally green, but there are other costs to consider.

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Here Are Some of Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Best Photos From Space

He took more than 45,000 photographs while aboard the International Space Station.

Texas State Library and Archives

New Podcast: Kriston Capps on 'The Architecture of American Literacy'

Download or stream the conversation on the architectural and social legacy of Andrew Carnegie's libraries.

How Andrew Carnegie Built the Architecture of American Literacy

The philanthropist covered the U.S. in libraries between 1893 and 1919. How many survive—and the forms they've taken—points to what kind of structures make a city center.

Art Market Budapest

Budapest's Newest Public Art Is a Humongous, Yelling Man

What city wouldn't want to have a furious stone giant ready to rampage through its streets?

@stlouis_j

In Protests, Who Owns the Highways?

Whose streets? Our streets. But more than rush hour is disrupted when people take to the highways.

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How Does a Building Become Sacred? Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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How Did Baseball Fans Watch the World Series Before TV?

From the Play-O-Graph to the Jackson Manikin Baseball Indicator, the forgotten history of simulated ballgames.

Graffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks

As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.