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The Original Hooligans

Pussy Riot are the latest, but a family of cartoon Irish immigrants came first.

Pure Fix Cycles

Inevitable, But Still Awesome: An Affordable Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Frame

The safety benefit may be debatable, but who cares?

From 1925 Bank Vault to Swanky Eatery: The Story of Cleveland’s Crop Bistro

"It was almost like it was [originally] designed to be a restaurant."

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A Matrimonial First for Taiwan

Two women tie the knot in the country's first same-sex Buddhist wedding.

Adi Kalina

A Chair That Lets You Do Your Office Job in a Park

Chairs with umbrellas and desks invite you to hang around.

Flickr/Patrick Denker

Singing in the Car Makes You a Worse Driver

Stop singing. Turn off the radio, too.

Reuters

A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Helping the Homeless

Connecting through social networks can make it easier to be homeless and easier to escape homelessness.

Yes, You Too Can Simulate Falling Off a Skyscraper

Many folks would pay not to toe a skinny ledge atop Toronto's CN Tower, but that's the attraction of "EdgeWalk."

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Why Restaurant Week Won't Die, Despite the Haters

Every year, critics complain about amateur eaters and disappointing food. So why do so many cities keep the tradition going?

Reuters

Foreclosures Have Caused a Lot of Problems – Crime Isn't One of Them

New research debunks this fear in 142 cities across the U.S.

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Labyrinth of the Day: Salt Paintings of Motoi Yamamoto

The Japanese artist designs massive mazes by pouring salt on the floor.

Reuters

Giant 1,500-Year-Old Geoglyphs Threatened By Squatters

In Peru, the Nazca lines are at risk of disappearing as the housing crisis pushes people onto protected land.

Reuters

Why Hasn't the Harlem Children's Zone Been Replicated Even Without Obama's Help?

As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?

IKEA's Move Into Urban Development

The retail giant gets into the boutique hotel business.

This Week in Bans: Texas Boy Too Big to Play Pee-Wee Football

Also, zombies are banished in Siberia and Taiwan makes it legal to buy suicide materials.

Sarah Goodyear

The Trendification of Brooklyn and the Perils of a Successful Urban Brand

Now that USA Today has written about it, surely it's time to go back to being uncool again. I can hardly wait.

Reuters

Syncing Traffic Lights Isn't the Fix Everyone Says It Is

Sure it makes travel easier. But that leads to more drivers on the road.

Reuters

Kathmandu's Street Children

Performers struggle to make ends meet.