Photo Essays

LIFE With Rock Stars … and Their Parents

They had fame, reams of money and fans willing to do wild, unmentionable things just to breathe the same air — but in its September 24, 1971 issue, LIFE magazine...

Twiggy: Rare Photos of a Sixties Icon

London in the mid-to late-1960s was as central to the look and feel of that fabled era as any place on earth. The music that emerged from England (the Beatles,...

Lower Manhattan: Where New York Was Born

What can anyone say about New York City that has not already been expressed by Hart Crane, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Bishop, Federico García Lorca, Walt Whitman,...

Brooklyn Bridge: The Perfect Span

Most of us have a favorite bridge. That is to say, most everyone has, in his or her mind’s eye, a structure that surpasses all others in the requisite traits: it...

Last Call for the Tube

London's new mayor Boris Johnson makes an immediate impression by implementing a city-wide ban on alcohol on the Underground. The locals were determined to make...

A Village Fights Heathrow's Expansion

The announcement that London's Heathrow airport will get a third runway means the nearby village of Sipson will be razed. But the residents are fighting it

Those Loony Olympic Mascots

London's eerie choices for the 2012 games prompt questions about what makes a successful mascot. From the cute and cuddly to the creepy, absurd, and ethically...

A New Blitz

Four explosions in London rip apart a bus and shut down the entire transport system