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Alice Austen

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

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Even in Big Cities With Light Pollution, the Moon Influences Our Sleep Cycles

A full moon can cause nights of shorter, worse sleep, according to European researchers.

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This Stop-Motion Film Required 8 Months of Portland Street Art

Hundreds of wheat-pastes tell the weird tale of a man and his magical, pointy stick.

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Mini-History Lesson of the Day: The Story of New York City's Street Photographers

The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.

Karl Martin Jakobsen

To Beat Wintery Shadows, a Norwegian Mountain Town Installed Giant Mirrors

Rjukan, Norway, just created a town square-sized light box.

Mark Regester

Meet the Photographer Who Tenderly Chronicles St. Louis's Scars

"St. Louis is sort of an underdog. We're scrappy. We're gritty. This city has been through a lot of shit."

3XN

The Real Genius of Bloomberg's Plan to Convince You to Take the Stairs

This is nothing like banning soda.

Broad Group

Just How Crazy Is China's Plan to Build the World's Tallest Building in 9 Months?

In the time it takes to gestate a baby, architects say they'll have finished a structure that hits 838 meters — ten meters higher than the Burj Khalifa.

Reuters

The Jersey Shore Almost Looks Like Its Old Self Again

Thanks to the gigantic Sandy Relief bill and Governor Chris Christie's insistence on rebuilding, much of the area has made progress.

Reuters

There Will Always Be a Place for Great Bookstores

The business of publishing and selling books will continue its radical change. But some things are eternal.

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Kirk Krippens

How to Photograph a Bankrupt City

Kirk Crippens has been taking pictures of Stockton, California, since its housing bubble famously burst.

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Bike Gadget of the Day: A Light That'll Live Forever

This new solar-powered device is infinitely re-chargable.

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Celebrate the Royal Baby With Barf Bags and £650 Porcelain Cats

The occasionally precious, often bizarre knick-knacks now for sale in London to celebrate the birth of an heir.

Garrett Ziegler

The Secret Museum Tucked Into One of New York City's Elevators

Exhibits include objects made by or for U.S. prisoners, fake vomit from around the world, and a series of stolen tip jars.

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Herbert Baglione

Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.

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Michael Shainblum

Hypnotizing Time-Lapse of the Day: A Kaleidoscope of Cities

Mirror City mashes up views of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

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If Anyone Deserves Their Own Holiday, It's Rat Catchers

A brief history of the least glamorous occupational holiday.

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A Graffiti Love Letter to Brooklyn

Building-sized art, in all caps.

Reuters

Mexico Has a Dog Kidnapping Problem

Animal care organizations report a quadrupling of kidnappings in recent years, buoyed by robust ransom opportunities.