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This Cafe Has Brilliantly Disguised Its 'B' Health Inspection Rating

Embarrassed by the lackluster score posted on your front window? Just add a 'R-U-N-C-H'!

Bhavna Patel

A Verse to Go, Please: Street Poets and the Lives They Touch

On-demand poetry elevates curbside artists to messengers of clarity, wisdom, and solace.

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Even Singapore's Road Blocks Got Adorably Dressed Up for Halloween

Invasion of the Minions from Despicable Me.

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Hollywood's Greatest Hauntings, in One Horror-Filled Map

A spooky look at the geography of more than 200 top-rated scary movies.

The Electric Bicycle of the Future Looks a Lot Like One From the 1800s

The Germans have dragged the velocipede into the modern age of plastics, and it actually looks quite rideable.

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Now You Can Rent a Bauhaus Dorm Room For $50 a Night

The interior design is, as expected, wonderfully minimalist.

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How to Get Turned Away From Europe's Hottest Nightclub

Berghain's exclusivity is legendary. And a new app isn't going to help you past the velvet ropes.

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Warning: Your Sriracha Supply Is in Serious Jeopardy

Irwindale, California, tried to shutter the hot sauce maker after residents complained. Could a shortage follow?

5 Bold Ideas for Reinventing the Coastline After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.

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Take a Hellish Tour of America's Most Satanic Landmarks

A national obsession with the supernatural has led to sinister locales like Satan Hill, Lucifer Falls, Mount Evil, and Lake Chaos.

Coming Soon to a Favela Near You: A Machine That Turns Old Soda Cans Into Furniture

The Rube Goldbergian "mobile foundry" smelts aluminum cans into helpful objects for your butt.

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New Street Art Targets L.A.'s Vacuous Celebrities

Plastic Jesus has a simple message: stop making stupid people famous.

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Japan's Scaled-Down Olympics

Officials are already cutting bells and whistles from Zaha Hadid's bold stadium proposal to avoid runaway costs.

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Saved From Demolition: The Cleveland House Where Langston Hughes Became a Writer

A teenaged Hughes rented an attic room, where he cooked himself hot dogs and rice and wrote for his high school literary magazine.

Has Architecture Lost Touch With the People?

Are designers preoccupied with making artistic statements rather than spaces where people would actually want to be?

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10 Gorgeous, Nostalgic Photos of New York's Old Penn Station

Fifty years after its destruction, the iconic building is gone but not forgotten.

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This Chicken Coop Is Modeled After Versailles and Costs $100,000

The perfect gift for the urban farmer who's trying to alienate loved ones with dumb purchases.

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A Grocery Store That Takes 'Local Food' to Its Logical Extreme

Everything San Francisco's Local Mission Market offers, unless it's raw, will be made in-house.

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The Legacy of Urban Renewal Helped Make Morrissey Sad

The singer has a new autobiography out, and it turns out the Pope of Mope had a lot to be bummed out about in Manchester.