Videos

A Chicago Cop, a 16mm Film Archive, and a Family Legacy

Jeff Altman's grandfather loved to travel, and he left behind a remarkable collection of films that are now being preserved.

Using Legos to Explain Taxes and Economic Inequality

A playful way to understand a complicated problem.   

When a Korean Drummer Performs in a NYC Subway

"I'm not busking for money. I want to share this identity, this culture."

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

A Lego Car That Runs on Air

A 21-year-old inventor gets creative with half a million toy bricks.

What Your Upstairs Neighbors Are Really Doing

Are they assembling furniture? Bowling? Partying on a weeknight? A new video reveals the truth.

The Enduring Appeal of Vienna's Historic Coffeehouses

"In other parts of the world you have new, modern things. But the old things, I think, are more important."

San Francisco's Sewer System Gets Its Very Own Rap Video

In “You Can’t Live Without Me,” the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reminds residents that “your #2 is our #1.”

A Time-Lapse of San Francisco That Feels As Epic As a Major Motion Picture

"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.

Volvo Wants to Make Bike Commuting Safer by Selling You Glow-in-the-Dark Paint

Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?

Celebrating the Distinctive Tiles of Lisbon

A new short film looks at the vibrant and eclectic culture of the Portuguese capital and its trademark azulejos.

Tokyo's New 'Floating Flower Garden' Is a Beautiful Thing—Which Is Exactly the Problem

The public loves ethereal immersive installations, even if art critics don't.

Why Are Tons of Ripe Produce Being Dumped Into Arizona Landfills?

It's a loss to farmers and consumers alike.

A Pragmatic Introduction to Riding a Bike in New York

For one thing: "Never assume they see you."

The Voices of the Displaced in Portland, Oregon

"Losing those spaces means that you lose a critical element of who you are."

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.

Watch a Utah Construction Crew Demolish a Bridge in 32 Seconds

Also, watch the Michigan Department of Transportation “slide” a new bridge into place.

A Day in the Life of an L.A. Graffiti Buster

Larry, a 20-year crew member of L.A.'s graffiti removal team, will never be out of a job.

How the Discovery of Thousands of Hoarded Maps Transformed L.A.'s Public Library

One man's lifelong collection doubled the institution's map holdings in a day.