Design

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Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

Neulhae Cho

Can Street Furniture Encourage Social Interaction?

That's what one designer hopes to accomplish with his swinging see-saw seat.

Reuters

Postcard From Bissau

An assassination mars a peaceful presidential vote.

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Two Big Public Space Makeovers for Chicago

A 2.65-mile elevated park and a massive makeover for Navy Pier are both in the works.

Nate Berg

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

Taking advantage of closed streets for a bike ride down carless streets – at 4 a.m.

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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.

Reuters

Postcard From Nagoya

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

Landezine

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.

Reuters

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.

Reuters

Postcard From Kanagawa

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

Flickr/rniche

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?

Flickr

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.

Philagrafika

How to Copy a Building

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

Reuters

Postcard From Hiroshima

A killer is sentenced to life, and other news.

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Reuters

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.