St. Petersburg

Sergey Novikov

Russia's Disappearing Movie Theaters

"We are losing lovely buildings, district cultural centers, and probably the perception of cinema as art."

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Russia's Awful Anti-Gay Policies Could Kill Its Cities

The draconian laws will shut once cosmopolitan urban areas out of a global community.

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The (Failed) Idea That Links St. Petersburg and Mumbai

Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.

The Deadly Fun 'Sport' of Russian Train Surfing

Sure, it could kill you, but there's no thrill quite like riding on the roof of a 125 mph commuter train.

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St. Petersburg Moves To Outlaw Noisy Sex: This Week in Bans

Also, New York City cancels the livestream of a rebellious Rubber Room teacher, and Rhode Island pours grass killer on America's Lawn of Freedom.

Daria Makarenko

Is This Wall Talking To Me?

Russian artist Daria Makarenko slips hidden messages into the cracks of the city.

Courtesy: Mesh Architects

A Cultural Center That Looks a Little Like a Floating Ferris Wheel

The acrobatic structure spirals over an open air performance space in the water.

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Scenes From Europe's Frozen Cities

A photographic tour of the freezing cold consuming much of the continent.

This Week in Bans: 'Gay Lifestyles' Outlawed in St. Petersburg, Russia

Plus, Tucson kills its Mexican American Studies program to comply with state law; Gulfport, Mississippi, clears out lawn couches; a meat thief is banned in Britain.

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country