REUTERS/Aziz Taher

The Uneven Geography of Terrorism

Despite fear and anxiety in the advanced cities of the West, terrorism remains highly concentrated in a small number of conflict-ridden nations.

AP Photo/Frank Augstein

'These People Won’t Stop Me Having My Normal Routine'

In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, locals are bound by a strong sense of community—and defiance.

REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

The Paris Attacks Will Make Things Even Harder for Europe’s Refugees

Immigration opponents are already using the violence to justify exclusionary policies.

Paris Attacks: A Map of What's Been Confirmed

Multiple sites have reportedly been hit, including the Bataclan and the Stade de France.

James Kingston

Take a Head-Spinning Climb Up the Eiffel Tower

Evading tons of cameras and gun-wielding guards is just the first challenge of conquering Paris’ steely landmark.

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The Champs Elysées of the Future Will Have a Lot Fewer Cars

Paris is planning a pretty major overhaul of its main avenue by 2025.

Osez le Féminisme

The Streets of Paris, Renamed for Women

A feminist group, Osez le Féminisme, is calling attention to the city map’s big gender gap.

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The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.


A Case Study in Bike-Friendly Suburban Planning

It’s not just possible, it’s happening in Houten.

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This Huge Work of Street Art Looks Like a Hole to the Center of Earth

There’s a new portal to hell in Paris.


A Man Is Slowly Filling Europe With 3D Models of His Face

Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.


Parkour Nuts Conquer the Dizzying Heights of Paris

There are at least three close calls with death in this hair-raising video.


In Paris, Plans for a Seine Reinvention

Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced an "almost philosophical project" to take the famed river's quayside back from cars.

The Complete History of Paris Record Stores, From 1890 to 1960

Disquaires de Paris traces the history of vinyl record retail in the French capital.

Flickr/Susan Sermoneta

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

More Subway Stations Should Have Lawns

How to transform the Paris Metro into pastureland in a couple easy steps.

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The Problem With Paying People to Bike to Work

We still love cheap parking and old commute habits.

AP Paris/Jacques Brinon

The Eiffel Tower Is Now the Loveliest Electrical Generator in the World

It's all about visibility: If one of the most famous monuments in the world can use sustainable energy, why can't everything else?