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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.

A Rat and Pigeon Perform the Olympic Torch Relay

London's most athletic vermin run the torch in this charming animation.

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Not an Official Sponsor, Nike Still Gets More Attention Than Adidas at Olympics

The athletic apparel company gives other Londons publicity as it continues its tradition of ambush ads.

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Tony Blair Says We Should Wait a Decade Before Judging the 2012 Games

The former Prime Minister, now an Olympics legacy consultant, advises patience when it comes to evaluating the impact of the Games.

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The Culture Clash Behind Mitt Romney's London Olympics Doubts

The American presidential candidate may not understand that for Britons, complaining is a way of showing you care.

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Olympic Park Feels a Little Like a War Zone

One former war correspondent compared it to the "American military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan."

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.

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Cardiff Shopkeepers Worry the City's Homeless Will Leave a Bad Impression

Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.

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Despite Glitches, Olympics Excitement Finally Arrives in London

The city's new cable car crossing the Thames suffered a malfunction this morning, but Opening Ceremonies hype is building.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.