Design

Videos

Transforming Cities Into Snow Globes

In this video, a blend of time-lapse and macro photography creates a festive look.

Flickr

Mississippi's Capital City Doesn't Have a Movie Theater. Will That Ever Change?

The city has been struggling to recruit one since 2009.

Mark Byrnes

Richmond's Fledgling Street Art Scene

Artists redecorated a dead space between two vibrant sections of Richmond. But connectivity issues still keep visitors away.

Buy Some of Buffalo's Most Important Historic Buildings for $1

A small group of activists are using the internet to get residents to buy and restore homes from the city's golden age.

Danny Moloshok/Reuters

The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

Photos

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

Videos

This 12-Year-Old Parkour Athlete Will Amaze, Scare the Crap Out of You

Robbie Griffith is starting to get noticed in the urban sport, and it's easy to see why.

Photos
Feargus O'Sullivan

What Makes London Such a Ghostly City

In England, Christmas Eve is the time to tell ghost stories. A reflection on some of the city's spookiest nooks and crannies.

Maps
Brendan McDermid/Reuters

A Search for America's Merriest Cities (Inspired By Dr. Seuss)

Introducing the Grinch Conversion Index. Where in the United States is Whoville?

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

Photos

13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.

Reuters

Austin Celebrates the End of the World in Style

The "end of the world soiree" featured hedonism, science, and a little bit of salvation.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

These Bikes Are Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday

Cycles decked out in everything from Christmas lights to greenery.

The Miami Bike Scene

Bicycle Advocates of the Day: The Miami Heat

They wear their helmets and everything!

Reuters

Are You Ready for the End of Days?

Across the world, people are preparing by hoarding food, climbing mountains, and partying.

Rosenwald Collection/Library of Congress

2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Photos
Jon Cotner

Holiday Wishes From the Streets of New York

25 strangers share their hopes for the season.

Maps

Drawing the Intricate Details of City Life By Hand

Illustrator Jenni Sparks discusses her lively, unique renderings of New York and London.