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Tourism Invention of the Day: A Rotating Camera Stand With a Slot for Your Smartphone

On this Japanese island, you no longer have to ask strangers to take your group photos.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Still Not Resigning, But Will Enter 'Intensive' Counseling

But will it be enough to quell demands that he step down?

How to Make Chicago's Union Station a Place You'd Actually Want to Visit

You can vote from among a fresh batch of 25 new ideas.

Sneaking Inside the World's Multiplying McMansions

Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

That Horrible Spanish Train Crash Appears to Have Been Caused By a Reckless Driver

With terrible consequences.

Bots Are Battling for Restaurant Reservations in San Francisco

Table for two? It's on.

Someone Threw Paint on the Lincoln Memorial

The memorial was closed Friday morning after it was discovered that someone had vandalized the iconic statue in the middle of the night.

Making 'Complete Streets' More Complete

The concept has made neighborhoods safer and more social. Can't it make cities a little greener too?

Now We Can Actually Count and Track the 'Familiar Strangers' in Our Lives

That person you often see on the bus? Scientists are pinpointing exactly how often you're running into them.

Hysteria and Racist Screeds Over HUD Plans to Map Neighborhood Diversity

Cue cries of "social engineering," "forced integration," and "tyranny."

Even in Big Cities With Light Pollution, the Moon Influences Our Sleep Cycles

A full moon can cause nights of shorter, worse sleep, according to European researchers.

This Stop-Motion Film Required 8 Months of Portland Street Art

Hundreds of wheat-pastes tell the weird tale of a man and his magical, pointy stick.

Mini-History Lesson of the Day: The Story of New York City's Street Photographers

The Everybody Street trailer captures the "visceral rush" of shooting from the perspective of the medium's masters.

The Small, Often Imperceptible Reasons Some Neighborhoods Feel Safer Than Others

Something like trash on the street can rejigger our entire sense of a place.

The Persistent Geography of Disadvantage

NYU sociologist Patrick Sharkey takes a hard look at why racial inequality in so many American neighborhoods spans generations.

New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

To Beat Wintery Shadows, a Norwegian Mountain Town Installed Giant Mirrors

Rjukan, Norway, just created a town square-sized light box.

Meet the Photographer Who Tenderly Chronicles St. Louis's Scars

"St. Louis is sort of an underdog. We're scrappy. We're gritty. This city has been through a lot of shit."