AP Photo/Lennox McLendon

The 'Water Empress' of Las Vegas Delivers a Lesson in Conservation Ethics

Patricia Mulroy lays out your moral obligation to save water in a new video.

Eleazar Castillo

In One Upper East Side Bakery, a Victory for Labor Rights

The documentary "The Hand That Feeds" is a humanizing portrait of one battle in the wage war.

Screenshot from New York Times Magazine's time-lapse video

Capturing the Creation of a Huge, Immigration-Themed Art Project in NYC

This time-lapse video details how a French artist installed a massive street portrait of an immigrant pedestrian for the New York Times Magazine.

Transport NSW Info

Watch a Flood Turn a Sydney Train Station Into a River

At Bardwell Park, waters crested to the level of the platform.

Yes! That's Us / Screenshot from 'Boda Boda Thieves' trailer

Meet East Africa's New Motorcycle Gangs

The film Boda Boda Thieves explores how the traditional motorbike taxis have become part of organized crime.

The New York Times/Reuben Hernandez

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

Above Average

What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.

YouTube/Jeff Altman

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."

Kelly Loudenberg

The Ghost Town of Los Angeles

How a small neighborhood next to LAX slowly disappeared.

Flora Lichtman/The Adaptors

A Lego Car That Runs on Air

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

Above Average

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 Public Utilities Commission

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.”

Gotham City/Toby Harriman

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?

Florian Lalanne

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.