Rebecca Solnit’s third and final urban atlas reminds the reader that maps are not facts, but starting points.
A new book takes a birds’ eye view of recreation spaces across the globe.
From the concrete vaults of Harry Weese’s Metro to Gordon Bunshaft’s doughnut-shaped Hirshhorn Museum, there’s no lack of heroic architecture to see in the nation’s capital.
These new titles open windows onto urban culture around the world.
Because nothing conjures home and comfort like the scent of cold metal.
First songs, then soup.
A new book unpacks the indelible relationship between city dwellers and trees.
More profiles of cities, their residents, and their dramas.
A new podcast tries to tease out why voters are really lining up behind each candidate.
Atlas Obscura’s new book catalogs 700 marvelous sights across all seven continents.
The Egloo is made of terracotta and needs just four tea lights to heat a whole room.
In Indianapolis, a nonprofit is turning the Colts’ old stomping ground into shade shelters, wallets, and more.
A new map marks a path through the Russian capital in pursuit of Soviet avant-garde architecture.
Snap together a bookcase, then take it apart and fashion a room divider or sofa.
The photographer Michael James Murray swirls pictures of blocks and landmarks into sphere-shaped panoramas.
The Baise-en-villes skateboard can be locked or equipped with lights, just like a bicycle.
Fall offers an excuse to spruce up your desk, even if you’re not headed off to class.
In his coming-of-age book The Cook Up, D. Watkins writes about drugs, race, and class for audiences living in different Americas.