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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.

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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

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Tacky Tourist Items You Can Buy at the North Korean Border

A hat that says "DMZ," or even a ceramic tile with some barbed wire.

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Behold, the Largest Land Art in the United Kingdom

Hey, is that field staring at me?

Deconstructing Drake's Toronto-Themed Birthday Cake

More proof the rapper takes his self-appointed role as a Toronto booster seriously, in the form of baked goods.

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This Travel Agency Will Take Your Stuffed Animals on a Vacation Across Japan

For about $45, your plush bear could be better traveled than you are.

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Banksy Bounces Back From NYPD Scare

After a one-day break, the famously slippery graffiti artist lived to tag again.

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Live Out Your East Germany Military Fantasies at This Bunker

Ostalgie taken to a whole other level.

San Francisco's Drug Needle-Covered Dirt Becomes Artistic Dishware

These kitchen bowls were made from soil beneath the city's notoriously nasty Tenderloin neighborhood.

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Pet Chickens Can Now Safely Cross the Road With These Amazing Reflective Vests

Protect your favorite urban bird.

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A Fascinating Taxonomy of Food Delivery Diners

An unscientific breakdown of the many kinds of take-out eaters.

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The NYPD Finally Bested Banksy

On day 23 of his month-long graffiti spree, the heat finally convinced Banksy to stay home. 

Peter Alexander

L.A's Sprawling Modernism, and the Places That Came Before

A new exhibit explores how the mid-20th century fundamentally changed the face of Los Angeles.

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In Terms of Political Protest, It Doesn't Get Much Ruder Than a Big Middle Finger

Czech artist David Cerny erected this massive one-fingered salute in front of his country's presidential palace.

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Athens, Georgia, Tries To Save Some of Its R.E.M. History

The church where the band played their first show is hardly standing, but renovation costs are steep.

Sergey Novikov

Russia's Disappearing Movie Theaters

"We are losing lovely buildings, district cultural centers, and probably the perception of cinema as art."