Design

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The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.

YikeBike.com

Behold the YikeBike, the Super Lightweight Folding E-Bike That Looks Like a 'Star Wars' Droid

Beep boop bip!

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Michael Snyder

Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.

Flickr/d_herrera86

Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

WETA

A One-Ton Gollum Now Greets Visitors to Wellington International Airport

Welcome to New Zealand, now give me back my precious!

Photos
Cayetano Ferrer

Optical Illusions That Make Street Signs 'Invisible'

This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.

ThrashLab/YouTube

Eerie Timelapse of the Day: Washington, D.C., Without the People

It's Election Day! Freak out!

Courtesy of Building Stories

The Intimacy of Apartment Living, Captured in a Graphic Novel Box Set

Chris Ware chats about his imaginative new work, Building Stories.

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Will Cities Be Ready for the Next Sandy?

Climate change is here. Here's what cities can do to mitigate some of its worst effects.

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SCI-Arc/PATTERNS

Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A Peek Inside the Narrowest House in the World

If you weren't looking for it, you might walk right past the Keret House in Warsaw.

US Coast Guard/Reuters

'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

Scarecrow Video

Meet the Independent Video Stores Making It in the Age of Netflix

There aren't many left, but the ones that have hung on are winning by specializing and moving into the events business.

Fabian Sixtus Körner

Bangalore Street Art Aimed at Curbing the Men Who Pee There

The 'Pee Project' is part of a tide of new public art that takes the city as its canvas and its inspiration.

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Shelley Miller

Sugar-Based Graffiti That Confronts the Legacy of Slavery

These cake-frosting murals may look sweet, but their message is bitter. Also, beware of wasps!

Jennifer Sage

Deal of the Day: Cheap Sidewalk Lunch at a Fancy SoHo Restaurant

A silver lining, New York style.

ABC

The Surreal Evolution of Nashville in Pop Culture, From Altman to ABC

The new series may be cheesy, but it reflects some very real changes to the city it depicts.

Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

Halloween Around the World

Scenes from London, Manila, and more.

MPI's Zara Matheson

The 2012 Halloween Index

The metros best primed for trick-or-treating and Halloween revelry.