Archived Articles: Culture & History
From food to art and history and architecture, traveling somewhere is one thing - experiencing that place is another. Skip the tourist stops and delve right into the local dive bar, kitsch cafe, modern culture, ancient ruins or other attraction to get a real sense of what it is like to live, breath, eat and sleep the history of a place.
Ancient Engineering Fail: 12 Historic Structural Disasters
You can’t exactly fault ancient architects for building structures that were unable to withstand stone-shattering earthquakes, or simply experimental in ...
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Deep Roots: Underground Farm in London Air-Raid Tunnels
100 feet beneath the surface, below even the level of the London Underground, there is another layer of World War Two shelters where something amazing is ...
Live Crabs, Gold Bars & iPods: 18 Weird Vending Machines
Forget crackers and candy bars – you could be buying live lobsters, bike parts, whole heads of lettuce and even freshly baked baguettes with the push of ...
Top 40 of the Year: Essential 2013 Article List for Urbanists
As any experienced urbanist can tell you, city life is rarely dull and this year has proven no exception – from traffic-topping articles to staff-picked ...
Swirl World: 9 Cool McFlurry Flavors You Can’t Get Here
McDonald's McFlurry is the coolest thing on the menu but not all McMenus are created equal. Take these 9 cool McFlurry flavors... oops, our bad, you can't!
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Secret Speakeasy: Abandoned Water Tower Nightclub in NYC
New York has a long history of hidden and illicit venues - one that did not stop when prohibition was lifted. For instance, this now-defunct venue inside a ...
Frightening Archaeological Finds: 15 Odd Human Remains
Screaming mummies, suspected vampires, headless vikings and human bones turned into household tools are among the 15 most fascinating archaeological finds.
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Temporary Urban Coffee Farm Grows & Sells Bean Brew
A vibrant urban coffee farm and cafe made of pallets and shipping containers temporarily inhabits downtown Melbourne for the city's 2013 Food and Wine Festival.
Give Thanks for 5 Eye-Opening Black Friday Infographics
Black Friday will be bigger and earlier than ever this year. Here are 5 fresh infographics filled with facts about the annual post-holiday shopping event.
Material Worlds: All Their Possessions in Just One Picture
After a recent look at urban Europeans posing with all they own, this potent look at rural Asian families and their worldly possessions is nothing if not a ...