Thousands of photographs in government archives bring the war to life.
Günther Beinert's regal miniatures appear all over Gerbstedt (population: 3,000).
The paradox of tolerance states that if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the...
It might be difficult to choose literature for a sheep, but as James Shackell discovers, the experience can benefit both parties
Photos and Text by Manu Fernandez
Edward Brooke-Hitching set out to curate the ultimate collection of bizarre books down the ages. He leads us around the Madman’s Library
Not bad for a 45 second long video about nothing.
And wrongly attributed to boot
Thanatourism, as one scholar calls it, has a long history. And some historic sites of mass death do offer thoughtful educational experiences.
The rise of neo-Stoicism is convenient for those searching for examples of goodness in a context that has been made unequal by design.
Russian photographer and urban explorer Alexander Sukharev likes to take pictures not only with his camera, but also mostly from the air with his drone: abandoned churches and military bases,...
A revolution in archaeology has exposed the extraordinary extent of human influence over our planet’s past and its future
In the West, the Soviet Union conjured images of tower blocks and the Cold War. It Finland, it meant cheap booze.
Photos Antonio Calanni | Text Antonio Calanni and Andrea Rosa
Americans liked to believe that Japan was Westernising through the 20th century but Japan was vigorously doing the opposite
You eat pasta, and you love pasta. But have you ever wondered just how your favorite pasta shapes came to be?
There are just 13 left.
Fried chicken is as emblematic of the US South as collard greens and sweet potato pie. But it may be more Scottish than Southern.
The late Harold Bloom, literary critic and professor, may well have been one of the most prolific readers of all time. Given that, Bloom was uniquely well positioned to answer the question of why...
Readers Nick and Riela have both written to ask how and when English colonists in America lost their British accents and how American accents came about.
"She was getting crazy numbers of likes... but she never really seemed to socialise with anyone, either in the house or externally at uni."
I’d like to know how accurate this is.
Be a creator, not just a consumer.
Photographer Luca Ellena’s images of abandoned trolleys highlight how oblivious we’ve become to waste
In this small twisting of the sense, in the difference of nuance, lies all the enigma of creation, along with our amazement.
The original black and white documentary has been denoised, upscaled and colorized using artificial intelligence.
There’s a dread that we normally keep at the far edges of our minds but which occasionally – particularly at 3am on a restless night – floods our thoughts: if we don’t constantly strive to...
Right by Rome’s Termini central station is one of my favourite museums of ancient Roman art, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme (home to these spectacular Roman frescoes). Palazzo Massimo is part of the...