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Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.

Bringing A Little Bit of New York to Ann Arbor

The city's best-known sandwich maker on his unlikely path from history major to deli owner.

Reuters

America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Postcard From Kuala Lumpur

Investigations into a group advocating subservience to husbands and other news.

Flickr/Tom Flemming

Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

Reuters

The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.

Carnegie Mellon

David Lewis, Urban Design Pioneer

The influential Carnegie Mellon professor turned 90 this week, garnering a terrific profile in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Postcard From Seoul

Students now have the right to choose their own hairstyle, and other news

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A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

Dennis Maitland shoots the city from its highest perches, all while conquering his fear of heights

Dallas River Turns Red With (Hog) Blood

A nearby meat-packing plant is being investigated as the cause of Trinity River's platelet-rich waters

Rochester, New York: Then and Now, Through Video (1963 to 2012)

How the claims in a promotional video stack up today

Postcard From Taipei

A set of striking photos from around the city

Courtesy: Melissa Salvatore

In Chicago, A Store for Bike Snobs (and Coffee Lovers)

A new shop will sell hand-made, locally built bicycles to riders who want to stay a while

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Courtesy: Robert Hofer

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want

Reuters

The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

Universal

Demolition Looms for 'Blues Brothers' Mall

Scene of epic indoor car chase will be torn down after more than 30 years empty

City of Portland

Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Postcard From Tokyo

A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news