01. How a ‘Band of No-Hopers’ Forged U.S. Soccer’s Finest Day

“Walter Bahr taught junior high in Philadelphia when he made the United States soccer team for the 1950 World Cup, playing a vital role in one of the sport’s greatest upsets. Team duty paid $100 a week.” (nyt)

02. NYC Allows Bicycle Parking in Buildings While Cutting Bike Lanes

“Since the beginning of December, riding your bike to work in New York City got a little easier, but riding through Brooklyn just got a little harder. On Monday, the NYC Department of Transportation and Department of Building announced that together, they would work to implement the Bicycle Access to Office Building Law, which will help cyclists secure parking at their office buildings and thereby encourage more people to bike to work.” (inhabitant)

03. The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox

Designed by Pentagram featuring storyboards, notes, sketches, in-depth explorations of puppet construction and beautiful photographs of the sets. (arkitip)

04. In The Window: Santa’s Got 99 Problems, But Moschino Ain’t One (above)

“The creative brilliance of the big, extra window at Moschino’s West 14th Street boutique continues with a tongue-in-cheek ode to the stress of the holidays. Santa’s got issues, and naturally he’s going to lay on the couch of the mannequin dressed in Moschino.” (racked)

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