Design

Videos

Tracking the Flight Paths of Birds

The chaotic order of nature's social networks.

Videos

Swedish Trade Unions Are Making Fun of Your Sad, Non-Swedish Lifestyle

A tongue-in-cheek video makes the case that even an average Swede is better off than an upper-class American.

The Decline of the American Book Lover

And why the downturn might be over.

Maps

The Extent of America's (Totally Unnecessary) Whooping Cough Outbreak

The stateside spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, in one map. 

Finding Sochi's Indigenous People

Russians drove the Circassians out in the 19th century. A handful have returned to trace their ancestral roots.

The Batkid Tab Has Been Paid by Philanthropists

So stop complaining.

Honolulu, Car Pool Mecca: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

An Insider's Look at the Mongolian Capital

The hidden wonders of Ulan Bator.

German Designers Transform Homes Into Elaborate Cat Playgrounds

"Placemaking" for felines.

Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut

The Guangzhou Circle Building is perhaps the country's largest single manifestation of Tuhao Jin, or "gold of the unrefined and wealthy."

Photos

Capturing the Least Glamorous Moments of British Nightlife

A journey into the surreal carnival that is nighttime in Manchester and Newcastle.

Videos

Relive Batkid With This Behind-the-Scenes Video

Prepare for your heart to melt, again.

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

China's Brand-New, Centuries-Old Shangri-La

A fire has destroyed two-thirds of the Tibetan town.

A San Francisco Man Just Proposed With His Bike Route

A labor of love.

Private Donors Try to Save Detroit's Art Collection From Bankruptcy Auctions

Nine philanthropic foundations pledged $330 million in exchange for transferring ownership from the city.

Videos

The World's Largest Vinyl Record Spins Atop an L.A. Concert Venue

It’s 407 feet in diameter.

How to Make Cities Happier Places

It's (relatively) easy: Add green space.

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Car companies show off their newest rides for an event that could generate more than $350 million for the local economy.