Forget planking – or any other useless but mildly entertaining stunts you might have seen via Tik Tok for that matter. Before all that, came the strange spectacle of pole-sitting, a fad that...
Venice Syndrome spots the similarities between Venice and 2 replicas of Venice (a chinese replica in Hangzhou and Las Vegas)
Nearly half a century after its humble invention, the cube continues to be a global sensation. What's the secret?
Luke Gilford spent four years immersing himself in queer rodeo culture – and discovered a world where steer roping meets lip sync battles and camp glamour
Outdoor dining is having a moment. Let these traditions from eight different places help you put together the ultimate open-air meal
In an era of aspirational minimalism, two new books reveal the meaning latent in the junk we collect.
Today, the utopian is whoever believes that everything can just keep going as before
Now a relatively quiet fishing village, Port Royal was once so notorious that it was considered by many to be ‘the wickedest city on Earth’ – until it sank into the sea.
There were things to cover things, things to hold other things, things that were representations of yet more things.
The logbook is written from the white perspective, and its horrors are plain to see.
Likely survival rates for these men were judged to be as low as 12 days, which may be why OBs were sometimes referred to as 'Suicide Bunkers'.
Guille and Belinda are two cousins who spent their summers dreaming of becoming famous singers – then love and motherhood arrived
Sept. 14 is the the Feast of the Holy Cross celebrated by many Catholics and some Christians. A scholar revisits the history of the cross, how it became a symbol of divine love, but also of violence.
The oldest press found in the country was used by ancient Phoenicians to manufacture vintages once adored around the Mediterranean.
The exemplary career of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen demonstrates how talent can indeed run in the family. An individual who looked to the future, and often sky, with his bold...
A woman slips on her boyfriend’s cotton shirt, its shoulders dropping inches below hers, and rolls up the long, long sleeves. She looks even more feminine. A man borrows his girlfriend’s soft blue...
“It is very important to be in love with life… Life is very fragile and always elusive. As soon as we think we ‘understand,’ there is another mystery. I don’t understand any…
Why wait for official action figures from your favorite old shows and movies when you could make your own (or pay someone hundreds of dollars to make it for you)?
With its huge windows framing the corpses on display, the morgue bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a department store.
Now I know. Did you? There's an official name for all those kitschy roadside buildings shaped like the merchandise they're selling. Most popular in the 1920s and 30s, giant coffee pots, hot dogs,...
What happens if the stories we tell ourselves about our lives leave us lonely, wrestling with meaning?
Residents of Smøla believe they live in the northernmost location mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman literature. Other contenders say not so fast.
Two new books by Jason Diamond and Eula Biss expose the fraught moral dilemmas of living in the ’burbs.
Philosophy can help us live more meaningful lives and build better societies. We just need a framework of philosophy that fits our modern-day problems.
Nestled on the Caspian Sea, Awaza is unattainable to locals — and tourists are few and far between
In 1854, Elizabeth Jennings was forcibly kicked off a horsecar. Her fight changed the city.
An unknown artist from upstate New York transforms newly released films into VHS tapes.
Celebrated each year on the first Monday in September, this holiday was born amid violence and unrest over oppressive working conditions.
Urban designer Eran Ben-Joseph charts the evolution of the humble parking lot.
Think you have to be "tortured" to be an artist? You don't. In fact, we believe that the best artists work from hope, joy, and love. Here's how to do it.
In the early 1900s, airships were the next big thing, with wealthy Europeans crossing the Atlantic inside of a huge floating ball of gas. An explosion that h...