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This Week in Bans: It's Criminal To Say Men Have 'No Balls'

Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.

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50 Years After the Beatles, Liverpool Is Back

England's Detroit has boosted its cultural offerings to become a tourist magnet.

C. Doersch et. all

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.

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Keep Those Off-Brand Condoms Out of Olympic Village

The brand police investigate a bucket full of non-Durex condoms. Perhaps they're taking this whole sponsor protection thing a bit far.

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The Divided Global City

Global class conflict is still playing out on a local scale.

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London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.

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The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

James Cheshire

Mapping a City's Surnames

An amazing new tool tracks the names and nationalities that dominate parts of London.

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Ghost Town on the Thames

Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?

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Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

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Beach Volleyball Bikinis and Women's Bodies in Public Space

The perception of women’s bodies as public property to be commented upon and regulated is one of the universal undercurrents of urban life.

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Is London's Air Up to Snuff?

How does England's air quality compare to that of past hosts, and could it affect athletes?

Courtesy: Tom Dixon

For Rent: An Apartment in a Water Tower

$3,900 will get you a room in this renovated tower, complete with a fire escape walk-up.

Jenni Sparks

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.

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The Promotional Video Olympics

The ridiculous advertisements for Paris, Moscow, and New York make us think London deserved the win.

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New Stamps That Combine London's Architecture and Olympians

The Royal Mail unveils its newest Games-related stamps.

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A London Bus That Does Push-Ups

Artist David Cerny calls it the "London Booster."

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Cataloging the Olympic Venues

A round-up of the buildings in use during the London games.

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London's Change Games

In the end, the Olympics have helped the city achieve in a decade what might otherwise have taken two or three.