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Christopher Farber

Sukkah City: Revisiting the Crazy, High-Concept, Temporary Jewish Huts of NYC

The largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.

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Watch Vietnam Transition From Communism to Capitalism

A look back in the early 1990s.

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And the Cities That Brew the Best Beer in America Are...

Results from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship suggest that Wisconsin is totally killing it, suds-wise.

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What It's Like to Kill Thousands of NYC Rodents for a Living

"I don't think you can ever come to terms with being a murderer."

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Scenes From Pamplona's Crazy, Week-Long Running of the Bulls

There are people in giant masks who chase children and hit bystanders with sponges on sticks.

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How Locavores Are Killing Manhattan's Food Scene and Stealing Its Chefs

The city's top cooks are leaving for greener, less expensive pastures.

Here's Something We All Can Believe In: The 'Church of Beer'

Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.

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The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

Reuters

You Won't Be Able to Stop Staring at This Wild, Perspective-Bending Street Art

Walk high above the mountains without ever leaving the ground.

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Is Civic Virtue Universal?

Not all cultures agree on what it means to be generous.

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137 World Landmarks in One Picture, and Other Crazy Google Maps Art

The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.

Anne Stauche

Reverse-Skeuomorphism of the Day: A Zoomable Paper Map

Watch out, Google.

Emily Shur

The Many Disguises of California's Cell Phone Towers

A "Where's Waldo" game that you can play on the freeway.

The Best (and First?) Sci-Fi Novel Ever Set in a Wastewater Treatment Plant

An "ancient evil" has awoken in the Bay Area and is making life hell for sewage workers, according to a new novel by a real-life sewage professional.

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Why Aliens Will Love Visiting D.C. Once All the Humans Are Gone

Ellen Harvey looks into the future and sees extraterrestrials amid neo-classical ruins.

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Perspective-Bending Video of the Day: Point-of-View Parkour

If you are too scared to do it for real.

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A Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Shanghai

Photographer Rob Whitworth portrays the tremendous energy of China's largest city.

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The Worst of Last Night's Firework Disasters

Cities and towns all over America lit up the skies with their Fourth of July fireworks shows, but not all of them were so delightful.

Dan Corson

A Closer Look at Portland's Giant, Carnivorous Street Lights

Four monstrous pitcher plants light up a new pedestrian pathway downtown ... if anybody's brave enough to use it, that is.