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Bjarke Ingels Group/Glassner Group

Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

Roy Colmer/NYPL

Exploring the Doorways of 1970s New York

The New York Public Library's new interactive tool makes it easier than ever to peruse Roy Colmer's unique photo project.

Las Vegas Through the Lens of a Location Scout

Artist Catherine Borg's newest project finds Sin City amid photographs taken for the 1995 film Casino.

@barrybutler9

Lake Michigan Is Serving Up 'Snow Pancakes'

These discoid ice sheets are formed by the motion of waves.

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

Fighting a Housing Crisis, Egypt Builds Towers in the Desert

A photographer captures these monumental dwellings in all their surreal detail.

REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

Removing Fish From a Surreal Abandoned Shopping Mall

Thousands of carp, tilapia and catfish will be relocated to less absurd settings by Bangkok officials.

@t_harris

Icy Spines Make Boulder Look Like a Magic Crystal Cave

Trees, bicycles, and swing sets sprouted growths of prickly ice needles.

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Chicago's Gangster Past, Minus the Romance

A collection of photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives rejects spectacle in favor of brutal, messy truth.

REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Look Inside Kathmandu's Women-Only Bus Service

The service debuted this week. For now, most of the drivers and conductors are still men.

Cynthia Connolly

An Artist Finds a Little Bit of Los Angeles Everywhere

Photographer Cynthia Connolly captures the faded glamor of the city's rooftop signage—even in Virginia, New York, and D.C.

AP/Matt Dunham

'Je Suis Charlie' in Photos

Across Europe, people have taken to the streets in support of free speech after a deadly terrorist attack against France's most controversial satirical publication.

Reuters

The Remarkable Year in Protests

From Kiev to Ferguson, demonstrators took to the streets and made their voices heard in 2014.

Charles Platiau/Reuters

It's Been a Big Year for Outrage in Public Art

Remembering the public artworks the fueled the most heated reactions in 2014.

Michael Pederson

A Sydney Artist's Playful Street Signs Interrupt the Mundane

"I would like the viewer to reorient themselves and think about the space they inhabit with others," says Michael Pederson.

Phaidon/Hans Eijkelboom

20 Years of Street Photography Shows Just How Boring We All Are

Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom captures the universal anti-style of pedestrians around the world.

Alexander Gardner/The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Photographing Peace Treaties and Railroads in the American West

Alexander Gardner, one of the Civil War's most important photographers, tracked the changes sweeping the western United States during the late 1860s.

Hossam Atef/Antikka Photography

Even Spider-Man Finds Cairo Exhausting

A civic engagement project wants working-class Cairenes to know that the superhero understands life in their city can be tough.

Zach Worrell

Inside an Immense, Honking 'Goose Cloud'

Zach Worrell accidentally sent his quadcopter right up into a huge flock of migrating birds. Here's what he could see.

James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The Unprecedented Scale of the #BlackLivesMatter Protests

The past weeks have seen the largest number of Americans taking to the streets since the Occupy and Iraq War protests. But what really sets these ongoing actions apart is that they are in so many cities—and spread out across them.