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Streets Can Be Public Spaces Too

How an awkward stock photo is born

The above picture is one of approximately 14 million images inside stock photo provider Bigstock’s collection. You might find yourself drawn to the over-the-top expressions on the models’ faces. Perhaps the rich and vibrant colors catch your eye. Maybe the less obvious details pique your interest, …

Landscape Photography

Chuck E. Cheese's, Silicon Valley Startup: The Origins of the Best Pizza Chain Ever

This great American franchise, and by extension, childhood itself, almost never existed.<p>You may not know this, but Chuck E. Cheese's -- yes, the pizza place -- has its origins as firmly planted in the soil of Silicon Valley as Apple, HP, or Intel. In fact, it sprang from Nolan Bushnell's Atari like …

Ira Glass's Favorite Part of David Rakoff's Last Writings

The radio host accompanied his friend and collaborator to a dance-company show five months before his death in 2012—and inspired a passage in Rakoff's newly published book.<p>Doug McLean<p>When David Rakoff died last year at the age of 47, he'd turned away from his trademark nonfiction to focus …

Is China Serious About Re-Balancing its Economy?

Second quarter data shows that the country is still relying too much on its outdated growth model.<p>The 7.5 percent GDP growth China reported on Monday was no surprise. Roughly in line with the government's target growth rate for 7.5 percent in 2013, it was also consistent with the government's …

How Putin Uses Money Laundering Charges to Control His Opponents

The Magnitsky case highlights Russia's multi-faceted corruption problem.<p>Last Thursday, Sergei Magnitsky was convicted of tax evasion. The only problem was he was not there to hear the verdict read. Magnitsky was killed in Moscow's Butyrka prison in 2009, likely as a result of beatings and a lack of …

Articles about blue facade on Dwell.com - Dwell

Canada's Magdalen Islands offer a seaside retreat to landlocked Quebecers, two of whom have turned the local vernacular on its...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>While still studying architecture at Eindhoven University, Servie Boetzkes and Jeroen Helder landed a commission through...<p>Who doesn't love …

Architecture