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Henry Grabar

The Dredge of a Lifetime

As a 15-year transfer of dirt from the bottom of New York Harbor comes to a close, professional dredgers gather to marvel at what they've accomplished.

American Freedom Defense Initiative

Yes, This Ad Is Offensive. But Free Speech Rides Public Transit, Too

Sometimes embracing free speech means sharing the subway with an ad that churns your stomach.

Supergoed

Brilliant Luxury Item of the Day: The Hot Tub Tug Boat

When sitting in a boat full of water is actually a good thing.

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Belgrade Cancels Its Gay Pride Parade, Again: This Week in Bans

Also, Britain bans curves from school architecture and two chaps get exiled from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant.

Finland's Demographics, Translated Into High Cuisine

Immigration-rate lasagna, suicide soup and a "criminally stacked Russian salad": a look at the bizarre menu of Helsinki's Open Data Cooking Workshop.

Reuters

In Mexico, a Community on the Outside

Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico. They have their own educational system and do not participate in the government.

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Imagine Walking Down to the Corner to Pick Your Own Apple

More cities are considering turning their street trees into food sources.

Reuters

How Cars Became the Next Big Subprime Market

Car sales are booming again. But is offering easy credit to riskier borrowers more trouble than it's worth?

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Flushing Meadows and the Battle for the Real New York

Mayor Bloomberg may have finally gone too far with a proposal for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium and shopping mall.

Reuters

The Hidden Cost of Counting the Homeless

A professor criticizes the "culture of quantification," arguing that we don't do enough with the data we collect.

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The World's Most Luxurious Subway Ride

This Parisian train - inspired by the Palace of Versailles - has reclining seats! And frescoes!

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Want to Get More Families Into a City? Pay Their Kids' College Tuition

Promise programs are springing up in Rust Belt cities. But some are working better than others. Here's why.

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Entrepreneurship and Urban Growth: A Fresh Look Using Proximity to Mines

The latest evidence of this time-tested connection.

MOCA Cleveland

In Cleveland, a Flashy New Museum But an Even Better Neighborhood

A new art museum debuts in Cleveland's University Circle, a part of town that has avoided much of the city's economic struggles.

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A Jacket That Hugs You For Getting Facebook 'Likes'

Say hello to the saddest clothing in the world.

Daimler

Automobile Innovation of the Day: The Hood-Mounted Projector

Movie time, all the time.

Reuters

England's Novel Idea for Funding Affordable Housing

Officials propose using the money from the sale of radio frequencies to pay for new housing stock.

Reuters

A 50,000-Person, 217-Mile March for Land Reform

Landless Indians are taking their concerns to the capital en masse.

Daria Makarenko

Is This Wall Talking To Me?

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