Design

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2012's Hottest Music Cities, According to SXSW

A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.

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The Streetcar As a City's Moving Symbol

A survey of light rail aesthetics from around the world.

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Postcard From Nagoya

A sister city sibling rivalry and more news from Nagoya, Japan.

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A Town Gets the Green Carpet Treatment

An art collective rolls out a 1,400-foot path of turf for a small town in France.

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Dwight Howard Made the Right Decision

Staying put and building a winning team is the key to a long, lucrative professional basketball career, research shows.

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David Lynch's Freakish Advertisements: The Rats of New York City

Around the time he was filming Twin Peaks, Lynch was dabbling in some seriously bugged-out ad campaigns.

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Postcard From Kanagawa

A nifty house with a folding floor, and more news.

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The Secret to Memphis's Blues District Success

Lots of cities have tried to build thriving arts and entertainment districts, but few have anything like Beale Street. As he gets ready to retire, the developer who made it happen looks back.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

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The Man Who Brought Texas BBQ to Chicago

Barry Sorkin is an Illinois native with no formal food background. Here's how he opened one of the city's most successful restaurants.

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How to Copy a Building

Two artists take a unique approach to preservation, creating to-scale images of historic interiors.

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Postcard From Hiroshima

A killer is sentenced to life, and other news.

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The Politics of Playgrounds, a History

Fights over how kids play have been going strong since the early 1900s.

The Regionalization of SimCity

The interconnectedness of cities will be a major component of the forthcoming new version of the classic video game.

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Postcard From Tokyo

How the city has changed since the earthquake.

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Tour a Wizard City

For the first time, a scale model of Hogwarts will be on display in London.

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Why Apple's New Campus Is Bad for Urban America

The company's sprawling, car-dependent new headquarters violates even the most basic tenets of smart growth and walkability.

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The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

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What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.