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The fall of the Roman Empire wasn’t a tragedy for civilisation. It was a lucky break for humanity as a whole
Titles, links, my quick notes on each
As the effects of the pandemic unfurl, lesbians are worried about losing their few brick-and-mortar spaces.
Where to find your sounds
The shortlist, runner-up and overall winners from the Mammal Society’s 2021 photography competition, the theme of which was mammals during lockdown
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.
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
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.
China's biang biang noodles are taking the world by storm – yet the dish's name doesn't officially exist.
The rich get walk-in fridges, but the people who enable their lifestyles get to shop at the dollar store.
Streaming has offered Arielle Twist a way to document joy and share it with the world.
Brazil is building another big Jesus statue. Maybe this time he'll notice and stop the plagues
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?
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.
Revealing the musical scales with lists, dicts, and matplotlib
In 1996, Japanese toy designers Aki Maita and Yokoi Akihiro debuted the first ever Tamagotchi.
There's no place like home.
Using AI to create the album lost to music's mental health crisis.
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...
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...
How America’s center-right party started to lose its mind, as told by the man who tried to keep it sane.
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
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
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...
How CSNY fumbled a chance to record their best album.
Photos and Text Mosa’ab Elshamy
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…
Artist Chris Torres looks back on a wild decade for him and his Pop-Tart-bodied creation.
'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.