Culture

Deconstructing Drake's Toronto-Themed Birthday Cake

More proof the rapper takes his self-appointed role as a Toronto booster seriously, in the form of baked goods.

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How 5 Decades of Hispanic Immigration Gave Miami Its Own Unique English Dialect

Even native English speakers now sound slightly Latino. 

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200 Years of Books Prove That City-Living Changes Our Psychology

We are now more materialistic and individualistic.

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Europe's New War on Nightlife

Milan bans ice cream after midnight, Madrid bans noise. Has the continent lost its taste for fun?

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How You Cross the Street Largely Depends on Where You're From

French pedestrians take more "risks" at crosswalks than the Japanese, says a new study.

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

Miami tries to figure that out.

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What's a Language Worth to a Small Town in Scotland?

A fisherman's dialect dies out.

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The Crazy Pidgin Language That Unites Africa's Megacity

Finding a common linguistic ground in a city of 20 million and 500 languages.

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Turns Out Where You Live Really Does Shape Who You Are

Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

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How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food

Served at weddings, parties, even funerals, the chili-doused bundle of goodness offers insight into Detroit's history.

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How the Games Are Boosting Britain's Arts Scene

A surprisingly eclectic cultural festival is set to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Why Conservatives Are Afraid of Cities

Rick Santorum is missing the bigger picture when he tries to align himself with rural America.

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How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

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A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design