Art

Buenos Aires Youth Policy Office

Youth-Focused Neighborhood Improvement in Buenos Aires

A city agency is giving local kids paint and skateboards in the hopes of helping them make their neighborhoods better.

Martha Cooper

How Street Art Is Changing a Miami Neighborhood

Is Wynwood a place where Miami’s creative minds come to hang out and work or "where art goes to die"?

Nick Veasey

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

FlippyCat

Watch the Leaning Tower of Pisa Fall Over (In Dominoes)

Hasn't everyone wanted to see this happen?

VIGO Gallery

An Art Exhibit Underneath London Made of Entirely of Fungus

"The Majesty" is an installation in an abandoned London railway vault that's crawling with slow-moving, spore-spitting mold.

Lynette Jackson

An Artist Reinvents Architectural Photography via iPhone

An Atlanta-based telecommunications professional creates stunning design pieces using only her phone.

Mark Byrnes

After Years of Controversy, a Museum Urbanizes

Long hidden in the suburbs, a world-famous art collection gets a new home in downtown Philadelphia.

BRC Designs

How Ghana's Coffin Builders Inspired 'Zombie Furniture'

Looking for furniture that will both tie the room together and make your guests gag with fear?

Video of the Day: Virtual Tiger Prowls the City

This street art puts a new twist on the phrase "urban jungle."

Nate Berg

A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750

An art project turns Memphis blight into a monument to the city.

KOMUNews/Flickr

Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?

Debra Bruno

The Lonely Life of the Chinese Graffiti Writer

Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?

Lichtfaktor

Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

Villasana, Plasencia, et al.

Recycling Old Furniture by Coating It With Black Goop

Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."

KayaPress/YouTube

Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

Reuters

Nude Portrait of Canada's Prime Minister Inspires Censorship

Get your eye bleach handy, folks.

Filthy Luker

Heart-Stopping Art of the Day: Giant Inflatable Tentacles

An artist from the U.K. makes it look as if buildings are being strangled by a malignant Kraken.

REUTERS

A Queen's Reign, Through Exhibit

At London's National Portrait Gallery, the Queen gets her close-up many times over.