Design

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.

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.

Beyond Cowboy Hats and Big Belt Buckles: Images of Modern-Day Dallas

Photographer Loren Smith captures the region's endless diversity and growth.

Hey, London: Stop Trying to Be New York

London is one of the world's great cities. So why do its businesses and marketers feel the need to import ill-fitting, faded concepts from across the Atlantic?

China Keeps It Classy With Designer Smog-Filtration Masks

What pairs best with the Asian brown cloud? Try the "Vogmask."

The King of Awkward Digital Photographs

Chris Maggio's discerning eye (and sense of humor) shows us a world many photographers would rather not.

The U.K.'s Misguided Attempt to Bring Back the 'Garden City'

A non-profit thinks it's the future of urban development. Here's why they're dead wrong.

People Are Making 'Human Cheese' Using Belly-Button Bacteria

It's true, and it's utterly disgusting.

Tokyo Has a Nap Cafe For Sleepy Ladies

A 10-minute snooze costs about $1.50. 

Your Laughs May Prevent Qatar's Beautiful World Cup Vagina Stadium from Being Built

Just another headache for the country and its soccer hosting duties.

A Beautiful Bike-Share Hack That You Can Wear

Would you buy this pendant made of gold-plated stainless steel?

Los Angeles Staged an Opera Inside Its Biggest Train Station

The audience wore wireless headphones inside Union Station to experience Invisible Cities.

Videos

A Military-Grade Wheelchair That Could Scale Mountains

The Austrian-made "Ziesel" has tank treads and plows through snow like a nitro-fueled riding mower.

Pyongyang Just Got a Sexy Gift: 150 Pairs of Hot-Pink Underwear

Delivering panties to North Korea requires a covert operation.

When Country Music Turns Its Back on Small-Town Life

New artists have defied country's tradition of celebrating the working class. Instead, they address the harsher realities of modern rural America.

RIP to New York Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

Much of the art has been covered in white paint overnight.

Generate Your Own Electricity by Pedaling This Bicycle Desk

For people who can't stop cycling.

The People of Detroit, Circa 1968

Enrico Natali's empathetic look at the residents of the tension-filled city nearly 50 years ago.