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Alberto Garcia

Can the City With the World's Worst Reputation Change People's Minds?

A group of photographers set out to reinvent the image of Ciudad Juarez.

Rob Terwilliger/Coney Detroit

How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food

Served at weddings, parties, even funerals, the chili-doused bundle of goodness offers insight into Detroit's history.

L'Escaut Architectures

A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park for Nocturnal Thrashing

Now French skaters can Ollie North any time of the day, thanks to the equivalent of a million fireflies' cumulative photon storm.

Prelinger Archives

London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.


Greenland Might Not Be Melting As Fast As We Thought

A new study in Science suggests the ice sheet may be able to slow its melting rate.

Prototype of the Day: A Printer That Can Build a House in 20 Hours

Maybe it could even build structures on Mars.


The Increasingly Connected Countries of Latin America

The informal shift to a more united (and powerful) continent.

Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

Peter Smith/Flickr

This Week in Bans: New Jersey Town Bullied By Aggressive Turkeys

Also, Spokane bans malt liquor after a rash of drunken crimes and Austria outlaws noisy cows.

A Wild 'Where's Waldo' Portrait of Tokyo

Find the Kabuki actors, sushi rolls, and emoticons hidden in this massive mural.


The Politics of Skateboarding

A new film explores the conflicted relationship between the skater and the city.

James Cheshire

Mapping a City's Surnames

An amazing new tool tracks the names and nationalities that dominate parts of London.

Planet Money

The Vast Disposable Income Disparity Between the Rich and Poor

After paying for essentials, the very poorest Americans are left with just a $1 a day.


Manila, Under Water

Days of rain have flooded giant swaths of the city.


The Emotional Impact of New Skyscrapers

When you love a city, every change in its skyline is a sign of how it has aged with you.


We Want You: City Data Edition

A new portal will collect open streams from different cities, making for easier comparisons.

Rev Stan/Flickr

Ghost Town on the Thames

Olympic visitors came for the sports, and stayed for the karaoke bar in the mall. Why aren't they visiting London?

Flickr/El Angel Exterminador

The Failure of Walmart's Sustainability Measures

The retail giant's push has generated a lot of publicity, but it's not fixing the fundamental problems.

Pew Research Center

The Rise of Economic Segregation

Increasing income inequality is changing the patterns of where Americans live, according to a new report.