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Brazil's Ugly Pre-World Cup Sex-Worker Crackdown

While concerns about sex tourists dominate the headlines, the bigger threat for Rio's sex workers may be the local police force.

The Architectural Relics of World's Fairs

Photographer Jade Doskow spent seven years exploring the grounds of former international expos.

They 3D-Printed the Future Skyline of San Francisco

A projection system can map traffic patterns and demographics over the ersatz city, too.

Smoker's Shelters: A Hot New Design Frontier?

“It makes you want to smoke so you can be in it.”

Imagining the Future of Signage

"DON'T HONK YOUR HORN. ROBOT IN CHARGE WON'T REACT TO IT."

Remembering the Father-Son Virtuosos of New York's Historic Arches and Vaults

The Guastavinos helped design thousands of buildings around the U.S., but nowhere is their work as prominent as in New York City.

A Tiny Austrian Town Has the Coolest Bus Shelters We've Ever Seen

Each designed by an international architect.

Capturing the Signs of a Changing D.C.—Before They Disappear

Where the biggest demographic shifts are happening along the city's Green line, the buildings are changing with them.

The Self-Described 'Hermit' Who Took Some of History's Most Unforgettable Pictures of Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight. 

A Pixelated Look at Early 2000s New York, Through a Game Boy Lens

Unusually retro shots of life in New York City.

A Photographer Walks Through Tulsa

Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.

A Taste of Different School Lunches Around the World

From empanadas to ratatouille.

Remembering Modernism's Go-To Landscape Architect

A photo exhibit of Dan Kiley's prolific career.

A 2016 Olympic Aquatic Event Site Has 195 Times the Safe Amount of Sewage in the Water

Athletes and civilians alike are worried about contracting diseases in Brazil's feces-laden bay.

A Grim Photographic Tribute to the BP Oil Disaster

A look at one of humanity's worst oil calamities from one of its most renowned documentarians.

In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show

The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles, and then all over the world (well, maybe).

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.

The Hunt for London's (Really) Little People

An artist making humorous miniature scenes is transforming the city into Lilliput.

What Tokyo Looked Like in 1945

The March 10 air raids were among the deadliest, most destructive attacks of World War II.