Topic: Arts & Culture

My Conversation With Haruki Murakami Never Really Ends

Sean Wilsey chats with the prolific novelist about music, racism and a writing process that never stops evolving

To Find New York’s Best Jerk, Follow the Smoke

With locations in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, Forever Jerk sets a standard for chicken and pork smoked Jamaican-style.

Westminster Palace: One Thousand Years of History

These Ancient Cave Paintings Could Be Forever Lost to Climate Change, Study Says

The incredible art is “disappearing before our eyes,” a researcher says.

Hockney and Van Gogh: How Images of Nature Bring Us Joy

In a new series that explores the ways that nature inspires artists, Cath Pound looks at the paintings of the natural world that can soothe and uplift us in difficult times.

Why Superman Used a Phone Booth

The booth represents a refusal to fling away old technology—and the memories it triggered. Curious whether the phone booth ever made the local news, I check the Republic-Times archives and learn...

Anschlussdenkmal: The Forbidden Nazi Memorial

The World’s Most Honest Crossword Puzzle

It’s depressing for the whole family!

How the Internet Turned on Elon Musk

An unlikely, polarizing SNL hosting stint for the mogul reveals the boundaries and tensions of our ever-present culture wars.

World War II in Color

Thousands of photographs in government archives bring the war to life.

Why Do So Many Millennials Have Those Kind of Corny Signs All Over Their House?

Why are so many millennial women obsessed with the “Home Goods quote aesthetic"?

What Was Worst Time to Be Alive in History

Was Mother Teresa a Cult Leader?

In a new podcast, women who left the Missionaries of Charity speak out.

[Folio] These Precious Days, by Ann Patchett

Tell me how the story ends

Giant Figure Etched Into English Hillside Could Be 1,000-Year-Old Portrait of a Naked God

A giant carved into an English hill could be a pagan reaction to Christian domination, but scientists think it more likely the giant received his most flattering modification in recent years.

People Are Ready to Log Off Social Media for Good

We’re so used to putting our entire lives online, but what if we just…didn’t?

Explored: Abandoned Store Left in 1963

Tackling Systemic Racism Requires the System of Science to Change

In response to the global Black Lives Matter protests, many institutions pledged actions to combat racism. That’s not enough.

AMA With Garry Kasparov, Former World Chess Champion

Killing Cyclists Is as American as Mass Shootings

There are easy ways to prevent both, yet we carry on as if nothing is wrong

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

The Fine Art of Political Protest

More than 100 Mexican-American works spotlight how Chicano graphic artists lift up the power of people

Relationships During a Pandemic: How Dating Apps Have Adapted to COVID-19

Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person... How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?

The Lure of H Mart, Where the Shelves Can Seem as Wide as Asia

The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian-Americans shop and eat.

How Environmentally Friendly Are Balcony Plants?

Whenever spring is on its way, shops fill up with plants to liven up our lives. But, as pretty as flowers and herbs are for a balcony or garden, they often leave a trail of environmental damage...

Subway Dancer

Check out this video of street busker Damiyr, working one of the toughest crowds in the world - New York subway commuters. He performs an original interpreation of Asaf Avidan’s “One Day”, when a...

The Real Story of Oak Island’s Legendary Money Pit

Templar gold, a pirate vault, a natural sinkhole, or one giant hoax?

Shoephoria! The History of Footwear – In Pictures

Shoephoria! at the Fashion Museum in Bath showcases 350 pairs of boots and shoes to illustrate their evolution over the last 300 years, demonstrating the creativity and style of shoemakers and wearers

A Drone’s Eye View of Synchronised Swimming

Photographer Brad Walls’ creative use of drone photography in the series Water Geomaids showcases the unique patterns and shapes the swimmers create from above

The Real Life Nomads of Nomadland

Meet the Americans whose lives on the road inspired the Oscar nominated film.

BPPA Press Photographer of the Year 2020

The BPPA 2020 press photographer of the year is a brand new competition created by press photographers for press photographers, to showcase the outstanding and unprecedented press photography...

Oversized Novelty Pop Art Decor Is Back

A five-foot-tall pencil. A person-sized toothbrush. It's time for things to get enormous, silly, and pointless again.

The Source of the Nile River: A Mystery That Spanned Three Millennia

A seemingly simple question of geography captivated explorers and rulers throughout history — and lives on to this day.

The Man Who Built 40 Castles Around a Little German Town

Günther Beinert's regal miniatures appear all over Gerbstedt (population: 3,000).

The Great Camp Cooking Boom

It’s time to grill some trout, eat conservas, or make pour-over coffee . . . in nature.

23 Places to Relive the Cold War

Tunnels, towers, and control rooms preserve an era of tension and paranoia.

The Myths That Hint at Past Disasters

Myths and fables passed down over thousands of years are full of fantastic creatures and warring gods. But they also might contain evidence of environmental disasters of the past.

Did This Message in a Bottle Really Come From the Titanic? Quebec Researchers Are Trying to Find Out

The letter, seemingly signed by French Titanic passenger Mathilde Lefebvre, was found by a New Brunswick family. Now, researchers at the Université du Québec à Rimouski are determining its...

List of Wikipedia Lists

You love a list before bed, too.

7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History

The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.

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