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The Shard, London's Newest Outcast

Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?

Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Costumes, flags, floats and other scenes from cities.

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San Diego Accidentally Sets Off All of Its Fireworks at Once

Videos of the wild show.

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The Only Piece of Furniture You'll Ever Need

A multi-purpose piece for micro living.

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Taking Art to the Street, Literally

City Repair transforms streets into public spaces.

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Making Cities Sing

Arts spending alone can’t stimulate economic growth. But a city’s architecture, public spaces, and artistic institutions are among its most priceless resources.

We Built Way Too Many Cultural Institutions During the Good Years

A comprehensive new report takes a critical look at our oversupply of museums, performing arts centers, and theaters.

Price Tag of the Day: $6 Million

That's how much New York's 4th of July fireworks cost, according to Fox Business.

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Why Do We Keep Making Abominable Olympic Theme Songs?

One-upmanship is probably to blame.

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A Practical Guide to 4th of July Fireworks Etiquette

Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.

9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

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Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

Weirdest Idea to Save Detroit Yet: Zombies

"People just want to live for a day in a zombie apocalypse," explains Mark Siwak, the braaaaains behind Z World Detroit.

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Meet Seattle's 'Baby London Eye'

The city's newest attraction hopes to lure tourists to its waterfront despite a massive construction project nearby.

Cockfighting in Cuba

One of Havana's most popular past times.

How to Turn a Busy Street Corner Into a Pop-Up Cinema

In Auckland, New Zealand, a micro-theater is grafted onto an existing stoop, transforming stairs into seats.

Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

Preservation Fight of the Day: Islamists Attack Ancient Mosques in Timbuktu

The Ansar Dine have seized the city and hope to "destroy every mausoleum in the city — all of them, without exception."

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More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.