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Hot And Cold Corner In Kensington

Just outside the Royal Geographical Society on Kensington Gore there's a little spot known to cab drivers as Hot and Cold Corner. But why? Mark Mason …

Hope Carter Photographs the Crystallized Patterns in Frozen Bubbles

Don’t burst Hope Carter’s bubble. Seriously, don’t do it because if you do, she’ll have to start the process all over again, and it’s cold outside. …

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

The Tale of Studio Ghibli

STUDIO GHIBLI, the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning feature film “Spirited Away”, has frequently been described as Japan’s answer to Disney. …

The Unfinished Suburbs of America

Thousands of acres across the country were partially developed during the housing boom. What should happen to them now?<p>STOCKTON, Calif.—Janeen Milhorn and her husband bought their four-bedroom ranch-style house on a quiet street in this California suburb in 2004. It was on one of the farthest lots …

We Got An Exclusive First Look At The New Tottenham Court Road Station

From 12 January the Tottenham Court Road (TCR) station you all know and love/loathe will no longer exist. One phase of the building works, which have …

Surgical league tables: no, thank you

After the Bristol Heart Scandal in the 1990’s, the speciality of cardiac surgery rose to the occasion, leading the way in publishing individual surgeon’s mortality figures and self-audit, which made it perhaps the most transparent speciality in the UK, and thus consolidating its long-held position …

“I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet.<p>Andre Govia describes himself as “addicted to decay.” The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, <i>Abandoned Planet</i>, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, …

My Life In The Locker Room: A Female Sportswriter Remembers The Dicks

<i>Originally published June 4, 1992, in the</i> Dallas Observer<i>. Reprinted here with permission from the author, who has also provided an afterword about</i> …

The Quiet German

The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world.<p>A summer afternoon at the Reichstag. Soft Berlin light filters down through the great glass dome, past tourists ascending the spiral ramp, and into the main hall of parliament. Half the members’ seats are empty. At the …

Mega Carta

This present charter confirms for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the internet shall be free and open, and shall have its rights undiminished, …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

World's Rarest Skeleton To Be Preserved At Grant Museum

Did you know that a small London museum is home to the rarest skeleton in the world? The bones of the beast in question belong to the now-extinct …

In Brazilian city, homeless face ‘extermination’

Rafael Fabres / Global Assignments by Getty Images for Al Jazeera America<p>GOIÂNIA, Brazil — Marcos Aurélio Nunes da Cruz, the boy who was like a little bird, died in his sleep. His cardboard deathbed sat under the concrete awning of a discount supermarket.<p>His killer had approached at 3 a.m. The man, …

See This Year's Best Portrait Photographs

Braian and Ryan, shortlisted entry<br>Birgit Puve – National Portrait Gallery, London<p>1 of 22<p>Each year, the National Portrait Gallery in London presents …