Design

The Hidden Art of Dive Bar Bathrooms

"A multitude of intermixed colors that provide a visually stunning experience."

Photographing the Decline of the American Shopping Center

Nick DiMaio has spent years thinking about and documenting dying retails models around the country.

Videos

Russia's Olympic Woes Compound as a Torch Runner Catches Fire

It's just the latest screeching derailment in the slow-moving train wreck that is the 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay.

A Canadian's LEGO Interpretation of the 50 United States

Over the top, yes, but also pretty fun.

Inside the World's Most Isolated Theater

Getting to the Patricia in British Columbia involves a complicated combination of cars and ferries.

Construction Collapse at Brazil World Cup Stadium Kills Three

The timing is pretty awful for Brazil's turn at hosting the 2014 World Cup games this summer.

A Massive Louis Vuitton Suitcase Descends On Moscow, Angering Russian Politicians

Capitalism, not in moderation.

Photos

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Used to Be Extremely Creepy

Eighty years ago, the balloons were instead weird animals and dead-eyed people.

Americans' New Thanksgiving Tradition: Watching TV All Day Long

People seem to spend far more time in front of the television than they do at the dinner table.

Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

A Children's Treasury of Derrick Rose Heartbreak in Chicago

The very public mourning of another lost season. 

Watch People Reveal Their Most Intimate Thoughts While Jogging

An inspirational short film captures the therapeutic power of running.

After a String of Fires, Detroit's Heidelberg Project Vows to Rise From the Ashes

"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."

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."