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How the Craft Beer Revolution Made Cans Cool Again

Aficionados love cans because they better protect beer from light and oxygen—two of a brew’s greatest enemies.

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Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.

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Letting Brazil's Homeless Speak for Themselves

Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.

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Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?

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San Francisco Is Painting the Streets with Historical Creeks

A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.

Kristof Retezár

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.

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On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.

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Cape Town Has Created a Disastrous Memorial to Nelson Mandela

It's a giant pair of Ray-Bans. No, really.

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A Toast to John Shields, Who Made Every Trader Joe's Feel Like Home

As the West Coast chain went national in the '90s, the former CEO—who died recently at 82—went to great lengths to infuse local influence into each new store.

Anthony Flint

The Hazardous Business of Celebrating Le Corbusier

The pioneer of modern architecture inspired hundreds of drab downtowns and suburban corporate office parks. But he had many good ideas that are relevant to citybuilding today

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Your Romantic Nighttime Photos of the Eiffel Tower Violate Copyright Laws

A daytime photo is fine, but night shots are problematic since the light show is relatively new.

Patrick Coulie

An Etsy Co-Founder and His Wife Have Big Plans for Albuquerque

From a digital fabrication startup to green buildings, Jared and Laurie Tarbell are trying to make downtown a hotbed of innovation.

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This Guy Has a Rocket-Powered Bike, and You Don't

François Gissy broke his world record at 207 mph, and he's already hatching plans for a bike he calls the "Spine Crusher."

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What Architecture Is Doing to Your Brain

Looking at buildings designed for contemplation—like museums, churches, and libraries—may have positive, measurable effects on your mental state.

Josh and Erica Silverstein on Flickr

Memorial Murals and the Erosion of Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Lack of Equal Bathroom Access for Women Is a Global Design Flaw

It's a subtle form of discrimination, a health risk, and maybe a massive economic concern. The upcoming World Toilet Day 2014 is a call to action.

Reuters/Lucas Jackson

A Brief History of City Branding Disasters

RIP Taylor Swift?

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REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The Berlin Wall Is Everywhere

A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.

Is This the Oldest-Ever 3D Map of Transit Ridership?

The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.