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Inside the Magic Library at the Conjuring Arts Research Center
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magic

Inside the Magic Library at the Conjuring Arts Research Center

Need to read up on a 17th-century card trick? Come here.
June 02, 2017
Touring the Abandoned Atlantic City Sites That Inspired the Monopoly Board
story
luck week

Touring the Abandoned Atlantic City Sites That Inspired the Monopoly Board

The once-glamorous casinos and hotels have become a gilded ghost town.
April 24, 2017
Exploring Cuba, Guided by Graham Greene
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travel writing

Exploring Cuba, Guided by Graham Greene

'Our Man in Havana' was published at the end of 1958, and much of the city it describes remains intact.
February 20, 2017
Peek Inside Buffalo's Abandoned Art Deco Train Terminal
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trains

Peek Inside Buffalo's Abandoned Art Deco Train Terminal

A look at the empty grand hall of a once-bustling station.
January 05, 2017
Traveling Through Transylvania With 'Dracula' as a Guide
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travel writing

Traveling Through Transylvania With 'Dracula' as a Guide

Is it possible to use Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to explore Romania?
October 13, 2016
Why the Hallmark Card Company Owns Thousands of Priceless Artworks
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cards

Why the Hallmark Card Company Owns Thousands of Priceless Artworks

Exploring the modern art collection at Hallmark HQ in Kansas City.
September 30, 2016
Inside an Abandoned Connecticut Opera House With a Jail Beneath its Stage
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abandoned opera houses

Inside an Abandoned Connecticut Opera House With a Jail Beneath its Stage

At one time in the U.S., almost every town had their own opera palace.
September 02, 2016
How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield
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underwater week

How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield

The steamboat Arabia carried 200 tons of treasure when it sank in 1856.
July 20, 2016
There’s an Art Deco Airport Lying Ruined in Brooklyn
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abandoned film sets

There’s an Art Deco Airport Lying Ruined in Brooklyn

Luckily, dedicated volunteers have been restoring the beautiful planes.
June 02, 2016
The Small London Company That Makes the World's Most Beautiful Globes
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globes

The Small London Company That Makes the World's Most Beautiful Globes

A former bowling alley owner wanted to make a present for his father, and ended up with a thriving business.
May 11, 2016
The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl's Irradiated Forest
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chernobyl

The Top Secret Military Base Hidden in Chernobyl's Irradiated Forest

The mysterious Cold War base is now an eerie, crumbling ruin.
April 25, 2016
Interviewing the President of the Sovereign Nation Inside Nevada
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obscura day 2016

Interviewing the President of the Sovereign Nation Inside Nevada

The micronation of Molossia is very real to its leader.
April 14, 2016
Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot
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legends

Buried Somewhere in the Catskills is a Stash of Nazi Loot

An amateur pilot halted Nazi saboteurs during WWII, but did he then steal their war chest of cash?
April 01, 2016
Getting in the Minds of Murderers at London’s Hidden Crime Museum
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feature

Getting in the Minds of Murderers at London’s Hidden Crime Museum

February 17, 2016
Exploring the Forgotten Art Deco Artifacts of the New Yorker Hotel
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new york city

Exploring the Forgotten Art Deco Artifacts of the New Yorker Hotel

January 06, 2016
Peek Inside the Grisly, Salacious Case Files of NYC's Head Coroner in the Early 1900s
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murder

Peek Inside the Grisly, Salacious Case Files of NYC's Head Coroner in the Early 1900s

December 17, 2015
The Delights and Perils of Navigating New York City With a Guidebook From 1899
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travel writing

The Delights and Perils of Navigating New York City With a Guidebook From 1899

November 19, 2015
New York City's Mail Chutes are Lovely, Ingenious and Almost Entirely Ignored
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art nouveau

New York City's Mail Chutes are Lovely, Ingenious and Almost Entirely Ignored

November 04, 2015
The Secret World War II Prison Camp for Artists
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war memorial

The Secret World War II Prison Camp for Artists

October 07, 2015
I Found a Female Serial Killer in My Family Tree
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crime and punishment

I Found a Female Serial Killer in My Family Tree

September 03, 2015
A Ruined French City, Resuscitated In a Garden
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story

A Ruined French City, Resuscitated In a Garden

August 26, 2015
75 Years Later, the Deadly Bombing That Rocked the New York World's Fair Is Still Unsolved
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world's fair

75 Years Later, the Deadly Bombing That Rocked the New York World's Fair Is Still Unsolved

August 14, 2015
Exploring the Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town
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exploration

Exploring the Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town

July 28, 2015
Manhattan Was Almost Home to a 200-Foot-Tall Owl Mausoleum
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gravestones

Manhattan Was Almost Home to a 200-Foot-Tall Owl Mausoleum

July 02, 2015