CityLab shares its favorite videos—old and new, serious and nutty—that tell a story about place.
Monument to the Dream gives the construction workers behind an American design icon their proper due.
Before the law finally came down on him, an infamous Harris County commissioner proudly explained how he was spending taxpayer funds.
According to David Brinkley and a supercomputer, Salem, New Jersey, was the most typical place in America leading up to Lyndon Johnson’s reelection.
A local celebrity, dark backgrounds, smooth jazz, and a mysterious set of eyes surely sold the region’s corporate class on what’s now known as “The Q.”
In the 1980s, the South African band Umoja made upbeat pop hits under the watchful eye of the South Africa Broadcast Corporation. It’s impossible not to love “Money, Money.”
In 1966, the opening of Montreal’s rapid transit service was welcomed with a TV show and a song that praised the mayor who helped bring it to life.