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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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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.

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'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.

Reuters

On an Eerie New York Halloween

Hurricane Sandy has cast a long, spooky shadow.

Simon Landau/WUSA 9

This Could Be the World's Most Awkward Bathroom

Pop a squat for this week's uncomfortable edition of Toilet Tuesday.

ARO

Flashback: MoMA's Ideas to Combat Rising Seas in New York Harbor

Woulda, coulda, shoulda. 

Reuters

A Street Sign Kerfuffle, a Hipster Alliance and More: 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.

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Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

Reuters

A Historic Journey: The Trek to Mecca

Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.