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visual

The Ghost Villages of Newfoundland

A controversial government resettlement program has left centuries-old fishing villages abandoned.
July 26, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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nazis

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
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feature

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

February 17, 2016
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new york city

Exploring the Forgotten Art Deco Artifacts of the New Yorker Hotel

January 06, 2016
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murder

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

December 17, 2015
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travel writing

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

November 19, 2015
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art nouveau

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

November 04, 2015
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war memorial

The Secret World War II Prison Camp for Artists

October 07, 2015
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crime and punishment

I Found a Female Serial Killer in My Family Tree

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

August 26, 2015
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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
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exploration

Exploring the Secret Nazi Tunnels Under a German Vacation Town

July 28, 2015