The Florida Retirement Community Designed for Indians

This is what you do when you can't grow old in your homeland.

Melisa Cardono/Last Call

Keeping the Legacy of New Orleans' Lesbian Bars Alive

The spaces have all shuttered, but an oral history project is creating a new community through retelling stories from the 1980s bar scene.

Claire Nelson

A Real-Life Forum for Real Urban Issues

Urban Consulate aims to encourage uncomfortable—and inspiring—conversations in Detroit, Philly, and NOLA.

Wikimedia Commons/Bain News Service

Mapping Jewish Culture Through 200 Years of Cookbooks

A new exhibition looks to recipes to highlight shifting traditions.

Jorge Gonzalez/Flickr

You Can't 'Open' a Dive Bar

Hole-in-the-wall spots need time to evolve.

Aliza Eliazarov

Glamour Shots of Wasted Food

Aliza Eliazarov turns salvaged produce into fancy tableaux.

Jake Austin/Shower to the People

Bringing Showers on Wheels to the Homeless

People can line up to rinse off in a truck making its way through St. Louis.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Storefronts That Survive

An oral history project collects stories from the owners of some of New York City’s mom-and-pop shops.

Matt Crabtree

Seeing London Commuters as Renaissance Paintings

A photographer finds transcendence on the Tube.

Amir Cohen

Eating Towards Empathy in Tel Aviv

A tasting tour aims to bridge community connections between Israelis and immigrants in Neve Shaanan.

Phil Jung

A Close-Up View of American Life on the Road

Phil Jung photographs the things people leave behind in their cars.

Gina Cella

A Fast-Casual Chain Brings Healthy Meals to L.A.'s Food Deserts

Everytable has come up with a unique pricing model meant to make fresh food available at any income.

Berlin Kidz

Berlin Train Surfers Stage a Picnic on the Roof of a Speeding Subway Car

Don’t even think about copying them, says the city’s transit authority.


How Wasted Airplane Food Is Helping Australia's Hungry

Each year, HarvestOz collects 160 tons of unwanted fruit, granola bars, and other unwanted in-flight goods to give to local charities.

Inside L.A.'s Most Cavernous Bookstore

A short documentary tours the quirky interior of a bibliophile’s paradise.

Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

How 7-Elevens Are Becoming Lifelines for Japan's Elderly

Convenience stores and the country’s housing agency are teaming up to serve the aging population.

Ward Roberts

The Beauty of Urban Basketball Courts

The photographer Ward Roberts captures the patterns and colors of Hong Kong’s playgrounds.

Parkour as Protest in Kashmir

This short film explores the intersection of sport and activism in the Indian-controlled territory.