Due to its pounding beat and often sexual themes, funk music has been banned from Carnival by the mayor of a small Brazilian town.
Feb 12, 2010 Reuters
A series of mock-advertisements herald the gentrification of Brooklyn.
Jan 29, 2010 Flavorpill
As if all this inclement weather hasn't been hassle enough for those of us who cherish our cars, I practically careened into another tragic loss for the rightfully auto-minded recently in Hoboken, New Jersey. It seems the needs of lofty pedestrians et.al. Opinion
Jan 5, 2010 By
A friend of mine who's a biophysicist popped in to see me the other day. He was all excited and showed me his "patent pending" letter for his newest invention. Opinion
Dec 23, 2009 By
In this video, a seemingly spontaneous celebration of Hanukkah erupts in a normally sedate Jerusalem public space as masses of people demonstrate their dancing skills to the initial bewilderment, then delight of onlookers.
Dec 21, 2009 YouTube
An unidentified person dressed in a chicken costume came out to a recent city council meeting in Durango, Colorado to support the city's recently-passed backyard hen ordinance.
Nov 20, 2009 Durango Herald
Celebrate Halloween with this slideshow of America's creepiest roads, accompanied by the scary tales that make them part of urban (or rural) legends.
Oct 31, 2009 Digital City
In Huangping, China, schoolchildren are required to salute passing cars in an effort to reduce traffic accidents. This rule is just one of many bizarre local ordinances in China, where the power of local bureaucrats can sometimes get out of hand.
Oct 30, 2009 The New York Times
Some excellent video illustrations of how including an element of fun can change people's behavior, including the 'World's Deepest' Trashcan.
Oct 15, 2009 thefuntheory.com
With names like Aspen Grove and Sunrise Park, you might mistake these suburb designs for the real thing. But something's not quite right in artist Ross Racine's birds-eye views of imaginary suburbs.
Sep 11, 2009 The Infrastructurist