America’s Grandest Movie Palaces Find Strange New Lives

The old Hollywood studios built thousands of ornate theaters across the country. Most have been torn down or abandoned.

Space Photos of the Week: Mooooooon Shadow, Moon Shadow

Plus a Martian crater, a nebula in transition, and a glorious cluster.

The Hunt for Rocket Boosters in Russia’s Far North

In Russia’s Mezensky district, scavengers search for metal from the the remains of rockets.

The Stunning Loneliness of Megacities at Night

Photographer Aristotle Roufanis’ large-scale images are made using thousands of photographs of metropolises after dark.

The Evolution of Stereotypical Color-Coded Childhoods

South Korea-based photographer JeongMee Yoon explores targeted advertisements to children through their inventories of pink and blue things.

Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes and Jellyfish Rainbows

Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes and Jellyfish Rainbows

The Impressionistic Tracings of Airplane Lights at Night

Pete Mauney stiches hundreds of photographs together to create these poetic, nocturnal renderings.

Photographing All 2,000 Miles of the US–Mexico Border

America’s border communities are politically and culturally diverse, but they agree on one thing: A border wall is a terrible idea.

Space Photos of the Week: YORP Effect, Cosmic Ducks, and More

The mellifluously named Yarkovsky–O’Keefe–Radzievskii–Paddack effect is tearing an asteroid apart, and it could also save the Earth from asteroid strikes.