Arts

Boston's City Hall Wants New, Locally Sourced Hold Music

It's replacing boring elevator tunes with ... #BOStunes.

The Original New York Street Photographer

If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.

A World Class Theater Designed Like a Community Meeting Space

The new SFJAZZ center in San Francisco drew its inspiration from spaces like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Chicago.

How Does a City Known for Art and Design Turn Itself Into a Tech Hub?

Miami tries to figure that out.

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts helps towns build their "brand" and develop innovating programing.

Are the World's Leading Financial Centers Also Its Leaders in the Arts?

A new study examines whether a city's financial sector affects artistic success.

Making Cities Sing

Arts spending alone can’t stimulate economic growth. But a city’s architecture, public spaces, and artistic institutions are among its most priceless resources.

9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

Would Casinos Hurt Miami's Art Scene?

Artists worry that a proposed mega casino might "suck the life" out of the city's neighborhoods.

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe