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AskReddit: What Is Socially Acceptable in the U.S. That Would Be Horrifying in the U.K.?

How the Fall of the Roman Empire Paved the Road to Modernity

The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t a tragedy for civilisation. It was a lucky break for humanity as a whole

The Reading List That Got Me Through the Pandemic

Titles, links, my quick notes on each

How Are There Only Three Lesbian Bars in New York City?

As the effects of the pandemic unfurl, lesbians are worried about losing their few brick-and-mortar spaces.

The Verge’s Favorite Music Streaming Services

Where to find your sounds

Mammal Photographer of the Year Award 2021

The shortlist, runner-up and overall winners from the Mammal Society’s 2021 photography competition, the theme of which was mammals during lockdown

The Woman Who Made Vincent Van Gogh

Neglected by art history for decades, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the painter’s sister-in-law, is finally being recognized as the force who opened the world’s eyes to his genius.

Subway to Studio 54: A Bygone New York

Skaters, dancers, hustlers, boxers … Swiss photographer Willy Spiller prowled the streets of the Big Apple from 1977 to 1985, capturing characters from all walks of life

The Savior for Sale: Film Lifts Lid on Louvre Row Over Famous $450 Million Painting

EXPERTS at the Louvre refused to show the $450 million Salvator Mundi as a genuine Leonardo da Vinci after telling its Saudi royal owners its “authenticity” was in doubt, according to a new film.

The Noodle Taking the World by Storm

China's biang biang noodles are taking the world by storm – yet the dish's name doesn't officially exist.

Enough With Lifestyle Porn Already

The rich get walk-in fridges, but the people who enable their lifestyles get to shop at the dollar store.

How Streaming Video Games on Twitch Helped Me Find Pure, Unapologetic Joy in the Midst of a Pandemic

Streaming has offered Arielle Twist a way to document joy and share it with the world.

Artists: Collectif Scale

'Today, I Am a Witness to Change': A Crowdsourced Poem Against Anti-Asian Hate : NPR

Brazil Building New Giant Christ Statue, Taller Than Rio's

Brazil is building another big Jesus statue. Maybe this time he'll notice and stop the plagues

Unintentional ASMR 🖼️ Traditional Japanese Printmaking

Universal Everything  ⁄  Run Forever — A video artwork visualising hydrogen mobility

Bird Photographer of the Year 2021 Finalists

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Online Communities

Since the early days of the internet, online communities have flourished. But these days, have groups like Reddit, QAnon, and even Facebook developed outsized impacts in ways we may not realize?

Watch: Anywhere can happen

Photos That Inspired Vogue Italia Editor Alessia Glaviano

Alessia Glaviano believes that fashion is a passionate language we use to speak about ourselves, and she is here to diversify and destigmatize fashion photography.

Learn Guitar With Python

Revealing the musical scales with lists, dicts, and matplotlib

The Life of the Super-Rich in Central Africa

A Very 90s Death: The Tamagotchi Cemetery

In 1996, Japanese toy designers Aki Maita and Yokoi Akihiro debuted the first ever Tamagotchi.

Our 50 Favorite Movies Set in Every Single State

There's no place like home.

Lost Tapes of the 27 Club

Using AI to create the album lost to music's mental health crisis.

‘It Was Very Difficult for Michael’: The Jacksons on Fame, Family and Survival

Back with a political reworking of Can You Feel It, brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie talk about their legendarily tough father, their memories of Michael and why they always hope for another...

How Much Polish Is There in Yiddish (And How Much Yiddish Is There in Polish)?

For centuries, Yiddish was the language of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Nowadays, it is rarely spoken, but it lives on in the texts of Yiddish literature – and the minds of Yiddish...

Panic Rooms, Birth Certificates and the Birth of GOP Paranoia

How America’s center-right party started to lose its mind, as told by the man who tried to keep it sane.

I Literally Wrote the Book on Apocalypses. I Never Thought It Would Pan Out Like This

What happened to the bunkers, and the descent into cannibalism? For the luckier among us, Covid has marked a half-assed end of the world

Minnie Driver: ‘I Did Not Have the Appetite to Be a Big Movie Star’

The British actor shot to fame in Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon, but didn’t fit the Hollywood mould – and she’s fine with that

Took You by Surprise: John and Paul’s Lost Reunion

Five years after the Beatles disbanded, a period fueled by intense acrimony, Lennon and McCartney set aside their differences and got back together one more time. Inside the rollicking atmosphere...

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s Lost Album, Human Highway

How CSNY fumbled a chance to record their best album.

Moroccan Impersonates Chaplin to Mask Daily Hardships

Photos and Text Mosa’ab Elshamy

The Unique Pleasures of Letter-Writing in a Era of Impulsive Interaction

During the first month of the pandemic I was afraid to write to my grandpa. I imagined the virus, bright pink but invisible, smearing the paper and the envelope and the mail carrier’s glove, and so…

10 Years of Nyan Cat: The Famed GIF’s Creator on Hitting the Meme Jackpot

Artist Chris Torres looks back on a wild decade for him and his Pop-Tart-bodied creation.

Why American Chocolate Tastes Sour to Some Europeans - Cheddar Explains

Tatsuya Tanaka: Mc Climbing

Have We Got Minimalism All Wrong?

'Less is more' is a familiar refrain recently – in fact it's an idea that goes back 2,500 years. Beverley D'Silva explores outer order, inner calm – and why simplicity makes us happy.

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