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Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Costumes, flags, floats and other scenes from cities.

San Diego Accidentally Sets Off All of Its Fireworks at Once

Videos of the wild show.

The Only Piece of Furniture You'll Ever Need

A multi-purpose piece for micro living.

Taking Art to the Street, Literally

City Repair transforms streets into public spaces.

Making Cities Sing

Arts spending alone can’t stimulate economic growth. But a city’s architecture, public spaces, and artistic institutions are among its most priceless resources.

From the Ashes, a Call to Heed Climate Change

Amid the wreckage of his home, a Colorado fire victim wants to warn future generations.

London's Impending Police State

Will Olympic security measures go too far?

We Built Way Too Many Cultural Institutions During the Good Years

A comprehensive new report takes a critical look at our oversupply of museums, performing arts centers, and theaters.

Price Tag of the Day: $6 Million

That's how much New York's 4th of July fireworks cost, according to Fox Business.

Why Do We Keep Making Abominable Olympic Theme Songs?

One-upmanship is probably to blame.

A Practical Guide to 4th of July Fireworks Etiquette

Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.

Colorado, After the Fires

Pictures of the wildfire destruction.

Advice to Aspirational Mega-Cities

They are our future. Here's what we need to do to make sure America's regions stay on track.

The Underground New York Public Library

A subway-hopping photographer memorializes reading riders on a Tumblr blog.

9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

London Mayor's Olympic Message to Tube Riders: 'There Is Going to Be Huge Pressure on the Transport Network'

Transit riders will get to hear the mayor's voice on their trips throughout the Olympics.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

Repetitive Debate of the Day: Why Hasn't Washington, D.C. Buried its Power Lines?

After yet another days-long mass power outage, it's naturally time to have the same argument all over again.

The Locations and Ranges of London's Olympic Missiles

The U.K. is planning to protect its upcoming Olympics with missiles. Here's where they're shooting from and how far they can fly.