Design

PBS

How Our Most Intimate Stories Become Animated Shorts

For the past couple of years, a team of artists has taken StoryCorps interviews and made them into documentary cartoons.

Henry Hargreaves photography/Facebook

The Louvre and Guggenheim, Recreated in Gingerbread

Delicious candy architecture.

John Metcalfe

Believe It or Not, This Weird Funnel-Shaped Thing Is a Bike Rack

Meet the first person in America to embrace the European "Cyclepod."

Brandon Bloch and Tim Sessler

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

"A multitude of intermixed colors that provide a visually stunning experience."

Nick DiMaio

Photographing the Decline of the American Shopping Center

Nick DiMaio has spent years thinking about and documenting dying retails models around the country.

Videos

Russia's Olympic Woes Compound as a Torch Runner Catches Fire

It's just the latest screeching derailment in the slow-moving train wreck that is the 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay.

Jeff Friesen

A Canadian's LEGO Interpretation of the 50 United States

Over the top, yes, but also pretty fun.

Reuters

Inside the World's Most Isolated Theater

Getting to the Patricia in British Columbia involves a complicated combination of cars and ferries.

Associated Press

Construction Collapse at Brazil World Cup Stadium Kills Three

The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.

AFP news agency/Youtube

A Massive Louis Vuitton Suitcase Descends On Moscow, Angering Russian Politicians

Capitalism, not in moderation.

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Associated Press

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy

Eighty years ago, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.

Reuters

Americans' New Thanksgiving Tradition: Watching TV All Day Long

People seem to spend far more time in front of the television than they do at the dinner table.

Natalya Egon / Noel Turgeon

Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

Steve Dykes-USA Today Sports via Reuters

A Children's Treasury of Derrick Rose Heartbreak in Chicago

The very public mourning of another lost season. 

Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley

Watch People Reveal Their Most Intimate Thoughts While Jogging

An inspirational short film captures the therapeutic power of running.

Geronimo Patton

After a String of Fires, Detroit's Heidelberg Project Vows to Rise From the Ashes

"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."

Videos

Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke: Mapping How Americans Talk

A video about the words we say and how we say them.

Photos

Walt Disney Tagged This Door, and Other Early American Graffiti

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has assembled a fantastic collection of art and tagging, including a face from 1777 drawn in a British soldier's blood.

Reuters

It's Not Just Justin Bieber: Travel Websites Are Fueling Sex Tourism in Latin America

Expect to see more attention paid to the conditions of prostitutes as Brazil counts down to the World Cup.