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Berlin, in Technicolor

About 70 buildings will be illuminated during the 10-day festival.

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Is This Recording Enough to End Stop and Frisk?

Listen to the audio a 17-year-old secretly recorded of police disparaging his mixed-race appearance and threatening to break his arm.

Experience Winnipeg on This Virtual Bike Tour

A very life-like view of the city, courtesy of a rider who knows it well.

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We Won't Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Stores That Cater to Them

A new crop of women-specific bike shops aim to fix the gender imbalance.

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How Should We Celebrate Our Architects?

We may not think of architects as cultural heroes. But those who have made breakthroughs in how we live deserve recognition.

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.

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The Geography of Americans Who Work From Home

More of us than ever before are choosing to forgo formal offices. But some metro areas have seen bigger gains than others.

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Recycling Innovation of the Day: Blasting Concrete With Lightning

Who says recycling can't be fun?

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See What NYC's Night Sky Would Look Like Without Light Pollution...in NYC

This public art piece gives viewers a glimpse of the city's complete star map.

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The 'World's First Chainless E-Bike' Raises Some Questions

It's a bike that's built for people who hate bikes, basically.

The Miniature People That Populate Cities

Global street artist Slinkachu captures the loneliness and humor of life with model train people.

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The Perils of Rust Belt Memes

National coverage of ruin and revival gloss over deeper truths about these cities.

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The Age of the DIY Artist

Will self-managed musicians and artists continue to be rarities, or is that path finally becoming a reality on a greater scale?

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Athens Erupts in Anti-Merkel Protests

Lots of police clashes, and even a bit of nakedness.

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Bostonians Committed to School Diversity Haven't Given Up on Busing

Mayor Thomas Menino says busing is unpopular and outdated. So why are 10,000 Boston kids on a waiting list to be bused to higher-quality schools?

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The Geography of the Latino Vote

Hispanic voters could influence the presidential race in key battleground states.

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An Urban Farm Puts New Orleans Teens to Work

Grow Dat offers kids a chance to learn about urban farming and hunger.

What Will Progress Look Like in the Future?

Author Steven Johnson, described by some as a "Darwin of Technology," on the future of urban innovation.

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A Google Map of Mexico City's Street Vendors

In these satellite images, the street markets glow red.