We Are What We Steal

Crimes are a reflection of the period and society in which they occur. What happened, the objects and people involved, the location, how it was recorded – or even if it was recorded – all tell us something about the values, attitudes, and power structures of the day. This data visualisation looks at the almost … Read more

It Was Never Enough

“Reed felt a strong sense of urgency. Here, he thought, is a guy who can drive or fly just about any vehicle, with ties to foreign governments, who is known to use satellite phones and pay in cash, and who deals with foreign corporations that would give him funding outside U.S. jurisdiction. He wanted to … Read more

In sleep, he twerked at me …

Phantom of the WAPera (ft. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, hosted on his own official TikTok channel); Anaconda of the Opera; Phantom of the Dark Horse; and the Phantom meets Carmen (on ukelele) and Bach (on piano).posted by metabaroque (2 comments total) (The first moments of the ‘Dark Horse’ mashup are rough but it gets better … Read more

Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther, has died

Variety reports the actor was 42 years old. The Black Panther star has battled colon cancer since 2016, Variety said, linking to a tweet on the actor’s account. “It was the honor of his life to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”posted by kitten kaboodle (12 comments total) I’m so utterly gutted by … Read more

Capturing the secrets of the New York City subway

Patrick Cashin worked as the MTA’s official photographer, documenting the ins and outs of one of the world’s busiest transit systems. posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a (0 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite tinyurlis.gdv.gdv.htu.nuclck.ruulvis.netshrtco.detny.im

Mucical interlude

JS Bach on a wooden xylophone in the forest A small youtube video of the sinple, yet complex musical instrument. Sometimes, a visit to nature is a good thing. posted by mightshould (0 comments total) tinyurlis.gdv.gdv.htclck.ruulvis.nettny.im

It’s a bird, it’s a plane… No, it’s a train!

A film from 1902 of the oldest electric elevated railway in the world. posted by bq (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite It’s not just an elevated railway, it’s a SUSPENDED electric railway! The track runs above the cars so it’s really “you are flying”. How amazing! And such a great … Read more

A Century of the Brooklyn Bethel

In 1908, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society purchased two five-story brownstones and a church in Brooklyn, New York. This collection of buildings (along with numerous other neighboring properties purchased over the years) would serve as the headquarters for the Jehovah’s Witnesses for over a century. Brownstoner has a history of the headquarters written at … Read more

“Let’s pause here and take some questions.”

[“The South Asian Speakers Series Presents the Archeologist and Adventurer Indiana Jones” by Tania James] is the eighth story in this summer’s [New Yorker] online Flash Fiction series. You can read the entire series, and our Flash Fiction stories from previous years, here.posted by Going To Maine (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as … Read more