Festivals

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Austin's Weird Festival-Based Economy

How does the home of SXSW deal with the challenges of loud music venues and constantly exploding tourist populations? By recognizing these are good problems to have.

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The Giant Rubber Ducky Is Migrating to Pittsburgh

The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.

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Scenes From San Francisco's Berserk Street Race, Bay to Breakers

You know you're at a special party when there's a nude man who's waxed his whole body except for a chest-hair smiley face.

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What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music

Texas cities account for three of the top 10 metros, and nearly one in five SXSW acts hail from Texas.

Myanmar's 2012 Balloon Festival Experiences a Flaming Hiccup

In Southeast Asia, the Hindenburg makes a hair-raising encore.

Holm Architecture

Sadly, Double Moons Will Not Rise Over Manhattan This Saturday

A Danish architecture firm's plan to hover twin lunar orbs in the sky didn't get enough funding.

Urban Prototyping: San Francisco

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.

Christmas Traditions

Missouri Town's Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for 'Naughty' Language

Locals outraged over dismissal of Christmas festival actor