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We Rode an Ikea Bike

There’s some assembly required for the Swedish company’s new commuter bicycle, Sladda. Can it handle the rigors of the American city?

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Photographing the Souls of Megacities

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.

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The Problem With 'Kong'

The latest big gorilla romp is full of spectacle and explosions, but it’s missing something very important.

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Banksy's New Hotel Highlights a City Under Occupation

The street artist’s latest installation, The Walled Off Hotel, sits just 13 feet from Israel’s separation barrier in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

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What Can Our Bones Reveal About Urbanization?

The archeologist and author Brenna Hassett explains how cities shaped our skeletons.

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How the Chili Dog Transcended America's Divisions

The national dish is really a fusion of immigrant fare.

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The Ontario Shoreline, Remade for Winter

A Toronto design competition invites an unlikely urban activity—going to the beach during the chilly off-season.

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Turning Street Noise Into a City Symphony

An MIT composer is collecting snippets of sound to turn Miami and Philadelphia into audio masterpieces.

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The Personal Lives of Forgotten Trinkets

A photographer explores the emotional connections of mementos that change hands at Dallas estate sales.

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Here Are the Gerrymandering Valentine's Cards You Need Right Now

Map enthusiast Blair Thornburgh is so fascinated by redistricting that she whipped up some love letters to democracy.

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Palestine's 'Speed Sisters' Are a Driving Force

The documentary about the Middle East’s first all-female race car driving team reveals the realities of life in the cities of the West Bank.

Kfir Bolotin/City of Tel Aviv

The City Obsessed With Dogs Made an App Just for Them

It was only a matter of time before a canine-friendly app sprung up Tel Aviv.

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Finding the Poetry in 'Paterson'

The film chronicles beautifully banal life in the New Jersey city.

Mary Tyler Moore, Queen of the City

Her show—and the shows her production company created—helped define what American cities looked like on TV in the 1970s.

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Picturing 100 Years of Life Aboard the Paris Métro

A new photography book captures the cultures that collide underground.

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Suburbia at a Crossroads in '20th Century Women'

The new film portrays 1979 as a moment when Americans might have gone down a different path.

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The Gentrification of City-Based Sitcoms

How the future ‘Living Single’ reboot can reclaim the urban narrative ‘Friends’ ran off with.

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The Wearable Tech That Could Save Babies' Lives in India

A startup debuted a bracelet to protect newborns from hypothermia.