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Laura Bliss

Greece's Roadside Shrines Remind Drivers to Take It Slow

These elaborate mini-chapels abound on twisty highways off the mainland.

Andy Woodruff

The Maps That Prove Daylight Saving Is Ruining Our Lives

Winter mornings are horrifying almost everywhere.

Flickr/Anthony Quintano

The Secret History of Your City's Christmas Tree

Some have traveled from the Great White North, others are annually unearthed from the back of a semi-truck.

Mark Pasnik/The Monacelli Press

The Case for Calling Brutalism 'Heroic' Instead

A conversation with the creators of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and a New Boston, which explores the city’s remarkable urban renewal legacy.

For the Love of the Force

Superfans Are Building a Giant 'Star Wars' Universe in Manchester

Take a tour of Jabba the Hutt’s palace, a life-size X-wing, and that weird cantina full of kloo horn-playing musicians.


The Sound of Heavy Traffic Might Take a Toll on Mental Health

A robust new study strengthens the link between loud traffic noise and depression.


There's Actually a Lot of Data Available on Chicago Police Misconduct

The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald is just one, if exceptionally tragic, incident among many in recent years.

ABMS Architects

The Unlikely Home of the World's Next Tallest Skyscraper

The Bride of the Gulf will spring from the site of the Iraq War’s first major battle.

Andy Clayton-King / AP

5 Black Lives Matter Protestors Were Shot in Minneapolis on Monday

Police are searching for three white suspects, and say that none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Eric Risberg / Reuters

How Zoning Laws Exacerbate Inequality

Such laws aren’t just a headache for developers, economists believe. They’re bad for (nearly) everyone.

AP Photo/Michael Probst

A Locked-Down Brussels Debates Whether to Stay Alert or Carry On

The city is fighting both terrorists at home and a fading image abroad.

Screenshot via Strong Towns

Mapping America's Fight Against Excess City Parking

It’s gaining ground—from Seattle to Miami.

Don Richards

Don't Believe the Hype About Selfie Rat

It just doesn’t add up.

Joy VanBuhler/Flickr

This Thanksgiving, Detroit Is Overrun by Gigantic Papier-Mâché Heads

The painted busts march down Woodward Avenue as part of the holiday parade.

Reuters/Andrew Winning

A Portait of Ancient, Cosmopolitan London

The city was surprisingly diverse 2,000 years ago.

REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

How to Get More Dads to Take Paternity Leave

Pay them.

WSP / Parson Brinkerhoff

10 Ideas for Improving London's Affordable Housing

From building atop canals to encouraging backyard cottages.

Juust Design

Cram All Your Worldly Possessions Into This Compact 'Travelbox'

The “portable” container is meant for folks who like to uproot themselves lightning-quick.