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Postcard From Brussels

Asylum-seekers sew their lips together as part of a hunger strike.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

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An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

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Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

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Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.

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Postcard From Seville

The city's eerie, beautiful Easter Week marches.

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Creating Luminous Lights From Ordinary Household Objects

An artist turns radiators, water spouts and stuffed animals into lamps.

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How the Games Are Boosting Britain's Arts Scene

A surprisingly eclectic cultural festival is set to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Could This Be the World's Weirdest Pedestrian Bridge?

The designers of this proposed Amsterdam river bridge get a little too whimsical for their own good.

Floating Cities You Can Buy

An artistic new poster, on sale at Etsy.

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Postcard From Louisville

A former bookkeeper embezzled more than $300,000 from nuns and other news.

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Urbanizing the Suburban Food Chain

How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.

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Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

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Lucie & Simon

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

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A Chandelier That Actually Grows Things

A product that unexpectedly combines electricity and nature.

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Postcard From Rio de Janiero

Love in the shadows of World Bike Day, and other news.

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Make the Most of Your Apartment Radiator

A ceramic tray designed to fit your radiator.

Grid of the Day: The Brain

Our minds are laid out like Manhattan's streets.

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Florian Rivière

A Crosswalk You Can Roll Up and Carry Away

Urban hacker Florian Rivière makes the streets of France his playground with movable crosswalks, pigeon traps and a shopping-cart soccer field.