Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
How good things once were!
A scale model of the troubled airport project was completed before the original.
A surprisingly large number involve cars.
Gum architecture doesn't stand the test of time, but that's what Jérémy Laffon likes about it.
It's about 100 times worse than listening to music without headphones.
Shorter city pride.
Mike Doyle's model uses 200,000 LEGOs; it's the first in a series of thematically-linked works.
Real-life graffiti artists star in this fake 32-bit arcade game taking place in cities across North America.
The social life of Yangon takes place in sidewalk cafes. But they're in danger of disappearing as the city embarks on a road-widening effort.
Two years of Reagan's youth wasn't enough to save this apartment house.
He pioneered the study of how people convey and conceal meaning and social standing with words, intonations, and accents.
Probably not, but that didn't stop one artist in Milan from standing outside the station slapping skin all day.
Visions for sustainable building in the education system courtesy the National Building Museum.
Artists in Madrid railed against the "destruction" of the Games with artwork made from what looks like Molotov cocktails.
Burning boats, foam-covered students, and a good old-fashioned joust.
San Francisco just got a little less whimsical.
Linguists are still trying to understand the surprising evolution of how Philadelphians speak.