Videos

An Intro to 'Fluxo,' São Paulo's Latest Funk Music Craze

Teenage casanovas, booming car speakers, and freaky dance moves make these street parties a weekly destination for the city’s music fans.

A View From Space So Clear You Can See the Cars Moving

Surreal views of Boston, London, and Barcelona from an ultra-high-definition camera aboard the International Space Station.

What Montreal's Skateboarding 'Epidemic' Looked Like 50 Years Ago

The 1966 film The Devil’s Toy documented the city’s skateboarding culture—and those who feared it.

A Dance Tribute to San Francisco's Painful Hills

The city’s notorious slopes are great for doing “gravity illusions.”

Housing Through the Centuries

From painted caves to 3-D printed houses.

These Futuristic Driverless Car Intersections Forgot About Pedestrians and Cyclists

It would be a huge mistake for cities to undo all the progress being made on human-scale street design.

Watch 210 Years of Manhattan Densification in 2 Minutes

This visualization shows density peak in 1910, slip in the 20th century, then creep upward after 1980.

Newark Isn't the Only Prime Spot for Sewer Fishing

Texas has a leg up on New Jersey when it comes to casting lines in urban waterways.

The Dutch (Of Course) Just Mastered Bicycle Parking

This is what it looks like when bikes are treated the way cars are.

Workplace Safety, as Demonstrated by Buster Keaton

Just months before his death, the silent film star starred in a gag-filled project for the Construction Safety Association of Ontario.

Why Did a Self-Braking Volvo Plow Into a Bystander?

Caught on video, a perplexing collision raises questions about how to regulate automated features.

Paris or New York?

A short animation pits the two iconic cities against one another.

Relive 'Batkid' Fever With the Trailer for 'Batkid Begins'

Everybody’s favorite feel-good story is getting a theatrical release.

Why Your Subway Is Delayed, Explained as an 8-Bit Video Game

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority released this stylized video as part of an initiative to reduce delays.

15 Seconds of Pure Parkour Terror

A free-runner laughs at death by leaping across the side of a Dubai tower.

'The Last Black Man in San Francisco' Searches for Home in a Fast-Changing City

Now fundraising on Kickstarter, a film by two S.F. natives will grapple with race, class, displacement, and the importance of friendship.

Why Oscar Grant's Mother Still Celebrates His Birthday

“The hardest part is Oscar not being here with us to see that, you know what, his life mattered.”

What It's Like to Drone Over Buenos Aires

Zip through the skies of the Argentine capital with this new short film.

Brutal Parodies of Amazon's 'Life in Seattle' Recruitment Video

One line: “I can't imagine what this place must have been like before all the new money, colorful condos, and Ferris wheels.”