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Scrabulous Down, Scrabble Downer
Scrabulous Down, Scrabble Downer

Why the if-I-can’t-have-it-you-can’t-have-it mentality produces nothing but a generous serving of loser.

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Friday FYI: Stop the Hiccups
Friday FYI: Stop the Hiccups

Why anticipation makes things not happen but helps your friends’ love lives.

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Hodgepodge of Cool | SHEEP!
Hodgepodge of Cool | SHEEP!

We continue our weekly tribute to all the random, eclectic awesome stuff out there. Welcome to Part 3 of the Hodgepodge of Cool issue: SHEEP! …or what 10,000 strangers, the BBC and Soulja Boy have in common.

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Reclaiming Urban Landscape | Part 4
Reclaiming Urban Landscape | Part 4

This week, we’re looking at ideas that claim our urban space back from the gruesome grip of commercialization, concrete and the general ugly of the city, or what grannies and Major League Baseball have in common.

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Reclaiming Urban Landscape: Graffiti Subversion
Reclaiming Urban Landscape: Graffiti Subversion

Ideas that claim our urban space back from the gruesome grip of commercialization, concrete and the general ugly of the city, or what manholes and Stanley Kubrick have in common.

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Inflated Claims of Art
Inflated Claims of Art

Soundtrack to the sidewalk, subway zoo, and why the British tabloids insist on harassing a 65-year-old lady.

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Layman Voyeurism
Layman Voyeurism

Postcards from the afterlife, fridge-peeping, and why George W is buying people Stormtrooper outfits.

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Incredible Edibles
Incredible Edibles

What Skoda has to do with Chinese monkeys and Salvador Dalí.

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5 Ways to Get More of Life in the City
5 Ways to Get More of Life in the City

Ideas that claim our urban space back from the gruesome grip of commercialization, concrete and the general ugly of the city.

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Reclaiming Urban Landscape | Part 1
Reclaiming Urban Landscape | Part 1

This week, we’re looking at ideas that claim our urban space back from the gruesome grip of commercialization, concrete and the general ugly of the city, or what scaffolding has to do with Bambi.

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