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Legendary 'Fritz the Cat' Director Plans a Film About Coney Island

Ralph Bakshi's newest animation deals with the "freaky midways" of Coney Island, as well as "Kennedy’s assassination, the mafia, Bobby Dylan, Vietnam, Dick Tracy, Miss America, and more."

Seattle Museum of History and Industry

Visions of the Seattle That Could Have Been

The city's new Museum of History and Industry offers a portrait of how Seattle innovated its way into the 21st century, and what got lost along the way.

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Le Corbusier, the 'Patron Saint of Skate Boarders'?

Skaters fight for their rights in a Philadelphia park designed by modernists.

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For These Muralists, It Took 3 Years to Spell Out the Alphabet

Would you get an "S" tattooed on your arm just for the sake of completing an art project? These guys did.

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Attention Ladies of Paris: It Just Became Legal for You to Wear Pants

More than 200 years after it was initially drafted, the law was repealed. By a lady. Who may or may not have been wearing pants.

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Nóra Mészöly

What Will Happen to Budapest's 'Ruin Pubs' Once All the Ruin Is Removed?

"Ruin pubs" have been a catalyst for gentrification in the city's Jewish Quarter. But as the neighborhood changes, the bars may be forced to change along with it.

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Will Brazil Cancel Carnaval?

After a night club fire killed hundreds, the country seems to be doing some soul-searching.

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Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: The 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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Prehistoric Construction Boom of the Day: 9,000 People Built Louisiana's Earthworks in 3 Months

Modern America, take note.

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This Adorable Disney Short Takes on the Serendipity of City Life

The Oscar-nominated short 'Paperman' romanticizes missed connections.

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The Boston Ferry Pavilion's Latest Electrifying Makeover

A video artist has created an animated lightning storm on the ceiling.

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Baltimore vs. San Francisco, a Stupid Allegory Waiting to Happen

The gritty Ravens take on the laid-back 49ers.

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Watch a Locksmith Do His Work in New York's Smallest Free-Standing Building

"I wanna see a guy with an MBA in business, give him 125 square feet. He wouldn't be able to do it."

Philip Gould

What Super Bowl Fans Can Expect From the Revamped Superdome

$185 million in renovations buys you a pretty snazzy facility.

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Virtual World of the Day: A Luminous Light Show of 8,000 Orbs

Just... wow.

The View from the Shard

When a View Costs More Than Dinner

Observation decks can be good business, and The Shard in London hopes to cash in.

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Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

There's an important distinction here!

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Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.

Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture?

The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to stand out.