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Mapping Dante's Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time
A topography of torment.
July 13, 2017
Ritual Skulls and Other Magical Objects, in Photos
Spellbinding selections from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.
June 23, 2017
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The ABCs of WWI, a British Wartime Alphabet Primer
D stands for dreadnought.
June 16, 2017
The Artful Propaganda of Soviet Children’s Literature
In 1920s Russia, children read about sugar beets, hydroelectric plants, and five-year plans.
June 15, 2017
Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries
When bookmobiles brought literature to your doorstep.
June 09, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Private Dicks, and Desperate Dames From the Heyday of Pulp Fiction
The enduring appeal of the lowest common denominator.
June 06, 2017
Even World War II Had Its Weird Side
Strange and unexpected photos of wartime innovation, animal mascots, and Churchill in a onesie.
June 01, 2017
The Hypnotic Allure of Cinemagraphic Waves
They rise, swell, or crest—but never truly break.
May 31, 2017
Beautiful Miniature Books That Are Worth Sacrificing Your Eyesight For
Good things come in (very) small packages.
May 26, 2017
The Hunt for Ukraine’s Toppled Lenin Statues
Photographing the hidden afterlives of Soviet monuments.
May 24, 2017
How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom
A look back at Silicon Valley's adolescence.
May 19, 2017
The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian
The beautiful botanical illustrations of a 17th-century entomologist, artist, and adventurer.
May 17, 2017
How (and Why) a Photographer Encased His Latest Book in Concrete
The insides match the outsides.
May 12, 2017
The Strange and Grotesque Doodles in the Margins of Medieval Books
When the edges take center stage.
May 09, 2017
Portable Architecture You Can Roll, Wear, Tow, or Float
A sauna on skis and 11 other dwellings made to move.
May 05, 2017
A New Look at the Little-Known Pyramids of Ancient Nubia
A photographer’s journey deep into the Sudanese desert.
May 03, 2017
A Photographer’s Quest to Find the Last of the Drive-In Theaters
A fade to black for America’s outdoor silver screens.
April 28, 2017
The Art of the Dronescape
Stunning, dizzying aerial photography from Dronestagram.
April 26, 2017
The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets
Pieces so pretty you won’t mind losing.
January 12, 2017
Charming Portraits of Hong Kong’s Shop Cats
Meet the adorable cats watching over the city's stores.
January 06, 2017
Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History
How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.
January 05, 2017
Take a Journey Into One of the World’s Most Impressive Map Collections
Peek inside the Bodleian Library's Map Room.
December 23, 2016
See the Most Captivating Infographics of the Last Century
Selections from 128 years of "National Geographic" magazine's best charts, maps and diagrams.
December 21, 2016
Gaze Upon the Faded Glory of Route 66’s Signs
Photos of neon signs and advertisements along one of America's most iconic highways.
December 14, 2016
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