Human EnvironmentPublic and private places and buildings, including cities, monuments, parks and reservations
In 1950, a popular magazine depicted what an atomic bomb would do to New York City—in gruesome detail.
March 30, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The demolition of buildings in West Hollywood and New York City leads us to ask: "What parts of our film heritage are we going to keep?"
March 30, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
In eastern Pennsylvania, learn more than you ever imagined about flammable carbon at the Anthracite Coal Museum, and marvel at the virtual ghost town of Centralia
March 30, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Sin City's dinosaurs are some of the worst around: a dopey-looking Herrerasaurus, a bellowing Allosaurus and a Deinonychus that looked as if it had been tarred and feathered
March 28, 2012 | By Brian Switek
Founded after World War I, the City of Light's English-language library has long been a haven for expats, including Hemingway
March 25, 2012 | By Susan Spano
Moving is a lot easier if you live inside a giant ball
March 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Exploring New York City's mid-town bloom bazaar, a unusual burst of color and perfume amid the helter-skelter of the city
March 20, 2012 | By Susan Spano
In 1887, a painter was inspired by an idea: commemorate the everyday heroism of men, women and children who had lost their lives trying to save another's
March 19, 2012 | By Mike Dash
Your one and only chance to see a meticulous restoration of the silent French epic is quickly approaching
March 16, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
The benefits and drawbacks to streaming video
March 02, 2012 | By Daniel Eagan
From Stewart Island in the far south to the Surville Cliffs in the far north, New Zealand is a country almost as geographically diverse as the United States
March 01, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
For decades, video games have enthralled and inspired, and now they are the subject of a new exhibit that views them as serious works of art
March 2012 | By Abigail Tucker
The secret formula for predicting a fantastical yet credible future
February 29, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Kids predict the darndest things
February 23, 2012 | By Matt Novak
To see this place on a globe, home of the world's southernmost tapas reastaurant, one must lift it upward to expose the underbelly of the planet
February 23, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
The deadliest disaster in New York before 9/11 killed many women and children and ultimately erased a German community from the map of Manhattan.
February 21, 2012 | By Gilbert King
In the years preceding the Internet, futurist books hinted at the massive information infrastructure that was to come.
February 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Amid growing concerns that skyscrapers were blocking sunlight for people on the ground, a British architect proposed a novel solution.
February 17, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Give Paris its due, but the place has at least its share of unromantic features
February 10, 2012 | By Susan Spano
The plot to kill Michael Malloy for life-insurance money seemed foolproof—until the conspirators actually tried it
February 07, 2012 | By Karen Abbott