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Ignacio Evangelista

Photographing Europe's Abandoned Border Crossings

After nearly 20 years of passport-free travel in parts of Western and Central Europe, many former checkpoints resemble ghost towns.

CityRealty

There's Nothing to Fear From New York's Next Skyscraper Boom

Except for people afraid of heights, no one has any reason to worry about the coming wave of new towers.

Dan Glass

Risking Life, Limb, and Waterborne Parasites for 'Trespass Theater'

A true tale featuring secret meeting spots, cops, a knapsack full of iPhones, and a live performance that floated down New York's Gowanus Canal.

edans/Flickr/The Atlantic

What Comes After 'Broken Windows'

"This is a good moment to re-evaluate ... now that the windows are no longer broken."

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Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.

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How the Craft Beer Revolution Made Cans Cool Again

Aficionados love cans because they better protect beer from light and oxygen—two of a brew’s greatest enemies.

Patrick J. Cashin

Inside New York City's 'Underground Art Museum'

A conversation with the head of MTA's Arts & Design program.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Riders for Health

Helping to End Africa's AIDS Crisis—on Motorcycles

Health workers in Malawi are using the power of two wheels to reach HIV patients living in remote areas.

Ju Peng/Xinhua/ZUMA

Why the New Climate Deal Between the U.S. and China Is a Major Surprise

The plan does not involve the EPA, but rather counts on a series of initiatives to be undertaken in partnership between the two countries.

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Letting Brazil's Homeless Speak for Themselves

Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.

Gentrification 'Without the Negative' in Columbus, Ohio

A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?

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Why There Will Always Be Room on the Road for Skilled Taxi Drivers

GPS and e-hailing apps like Uber don't have mean the end of professional cabbies.

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

Ferguson Braces for a Reprise

With the grand jury decision looming in the case of Darren Wilson, the turmoil that defined the summer may return.

Jon Starbuck/Flickr

Buy One Home in Silicon Valley—or 30 in Cleveland

Affordable housing is not likely to emerge as a priority in the toughest markets.

MSPF

San Francisco Is Painting the Streets with Historical Creeks

A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.

Kristof Retezár

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.

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On This Day in 1926, America's Interstate Roadways Were Numbered for the First Time

Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.

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It May Be Possible to Actually Live in an IKEA

Twelve-year-old Peng Yijian holed up in Shanghai mega-stores for six days, reportedly living off free food samples.

D.C. Hopes to Address the Special Needs of Homeless Vets, Beyond Just Housing

A new D.C. apartment complex puts services for homeless veterans onsite.