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Extreme Skier Takes on Alaska's Abandoned Military Deathtrap

The old Buckner Building in Whittier is full of asbestos, jagged rubbish and collapsed walls – in other words, a perfect place to do a little skiing.

NYC Environmental Protection

We've Found the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date for Infrastructure Nerds

What could be more romantic than a trip to the innards of New York’s digestive system?

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Reuters

Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

Reuters

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

Sara Johnson

Are Food Trucks Worse for the Environment Than Storefronts?

It's not easy to compare them, but we're giving it a shot.

Flickr/Impicard

Cultural Export of the Day: Stockholm Drinks the Brooklynade

Tres Brooklyn is so 2012.

Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

In Berlin, Searching for Food in the Dumpster Is the Next Big Thing

A new German website alerts members about the location and content of leftover sustenance.

Reuters

Why Modernism Gets Blamed for Making Snowstorms Worse

It’s easy to take potshots when architects push the envelope. But the flat roof is problematic as a more basic matter of function.

Photos
Christian Åslund

Wild Photos Recreate the City as Vintage Video Game

Introducing the Chinese metropolis of Honkey Kong.

This New Yorker Can Turn Ice Into Anything

The city's hardest working sculpture talks about his livelihood and living in the city.

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Scott Abesmasis/Flickr

The Limits of Urban Planning With LEGOs

What's lost when anything is possible.

Photos
Julie Ruvolo

Scenes From Carnaval, the 'Largest Street Fair on the Planet'

The debauchery you're missing stuck at your desk.

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Todd Bieber

Handiwork of the Day: The Ski Chair Sled

Kings of the playground.

Photos

10 Ways to Make Your Tiny Apartment Seem a Little Less Tiny

It's a bench! A bookcase! A coffee table! Or all three.

Maps
Gary Gale

A Map of Dirty Place Names

Depending on your capacity for innuendo, of course.

Reuters

Odd Places to Spend the Night

Haven't you always wanted to sleep in a rusty car lofted over Amsterdam?

Videos

A Bulldog's-Eye View of Manhattan

Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."

Photos

Creating Silhouettes of the City From Memory

The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.

Videos

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?