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Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.

Maps

Kaleidoscopic Cities

An artist turns Google earth views into mesmerizing maps.

Reuters

Postcard From Mumbai

A rash of allergic outbreaks and other news.

Tsor Industrial Design

The Bicycle Light That's a Threat to Thieves

A couple of MIT grads have developed a light that's 1) extremely hard to steal, and 2) shaped like a pistol.

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Robby Campbell

The Death (and Life?) of Miami's Marine Stadium

The all-concrete stadium has been rotting since the early 1990s. Can it be saved? Should it be?

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A Bold Metallic Facelift for a Building in Detroit

University of Michigan students make use of the city’s abundant architectural skeletons, rather than overlooking them.

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Photos of London's Olympic Prep

The city primps for its big day.

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QR Codes in Truly Strange Places

An interview with Brad Frost, who collects photos of QR code absurdity.

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Postcard From Moscow

A traffic jam to end all traffic jams, and more news.

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City Superheroes From the Minds of Babes

The Homeless Detective, ADHD Girl and other urban problem-solvers invented by New York City students.

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K. Scott Kreider

Telling the Story of the Great Recession Through Billboards

A Philadelphia photography project transforms ad spaces with pictures of the working poor.

"Rooftops: Why Not?" Ideas Competition

Wild Idea: Put Schools On Top of New York Skyscrapers

A team of Portuguese architects propose a lofty concept to fix America's troubled education system.

Matt Ashburn

Wish Your Neighborhood Had a Diner? Buy This One on eBay

A D.C.-based entrepreneur imported his own diner in 2009, but now he's looking to sell.

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Postcard From Yangon

A banned Buddhist festival makes its triumphant return, and other news.

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Boa Mistura

Trompe L'oeil in the Slums: São Paulo's 'Floating' Graffiti

Graffiti artists have created words that seem to float several feet above the crooked roadways of a Brazilian favela.

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Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

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Postcard From Hollywood

A roommate fight turns fiery, and more news.

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Telling a City's Story Through Sound

New efforts to document soundscapes, past and present.

Bus Roots

Gardens on Top of City Buses: This Would Never Work

Attention, media: Please stop writing about bus-roof gardens as if they could actually exist in real life.