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Video Game Vices. Design Explorations. Web Design Explorations. Food Explorations. The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus, Simon. Comic, Curious and Quirky News Stories from Centuries Past, Levin. Galerie de wackystuff. How to Skin a Lion: A Treasury of Outmoded Advice, Cock-Starkey. How He Captured America by Frank Rich.

Hope: Entertainer of the Century by Richard Zoglin Simon and Schuster, 565 pp., $30.00 When Bob Hope died in 2003 at the age of one hundred, attention was not widely paid.

How He Captured America by Frank Rich

Meet the Man Behind the Map: Washington, D.C.'s and Baltimore's Historical Trains, Subway-Style - Curbed Interviews. The remnants of abandoned train lines are still visible to this day, often drawing curiosity from what David Edmondson calls "legacy train nerds.

Meet the Man Behind the Map: Washington, D.C.'s and Baltimore's Historical Trains, Subway-Style - Curbed Interviews

" As a railway enthusiast, himself, Edmondson became tired of not knowing where these train lines were or how they connected, deciding to take it into his own hands to map each line in a colorful subway-style map. He describes his maps as "quasi-geographical train service diagram[s]" that are able to show the rails and also the service of each train. By utilizing 1930's railway timetables, he's completed a map of the San Francisco Bay Area's historical trains and is currently working on one that will cover the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas.

When Baseball Went Space-Age: The Houston Astrodome in Archival Photos - Preservation Watch. The Houston Astrodome will turn 50 next month, and its fate is still very much up in the air; the repurposing proposals keep rolling in, even while the orange upholstered seats of what was once deemed the "eighth wonder of the world" turn into collectors items.

When Baseball Went Space-Age: The Houston Astrodome in Archival Photos - Preservation Watch

In celebration of the big five-oh, join us on a romp through the archives, from the very Texan groundbreaking ceremony to LBJ's appearance on opening night, with a brief glimpse at its flamboyant presidential suite. ↓ Different models of the Astrodome were used for planning for pedestrian circulation, structural testing, and introducing it to county officials. <div class="gallery loaded"><a href=" src=" width="600" height="400"></a><br /><a href=" style="font-size: 9px; text-align: center;">Click here to view the full photogallery. </a></div> Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis, Highsmith.

Open Borders: Tourists or Explorers? A recording of the 6 May 2015 program of Venice Agendas held during the opening week of the Biennale.

Open Borders: Tourists or Explorers?

See Art Kane’s Most Memorable Music Portraits. Gorgeous Early Polaroids: A LIFE Photographer Plays With the SX-70. Chris Burden Has Died at 69. Chris Burden.Photo via MOCA TV.

Chris Burden Has Died at 69

Performance artist and sculptor Chris Burden, who may remain best known for a performance in which he had himself shot in the arm, died today at his home in Topanga Canyon, California, at age 69. The cause was malignant melanoma, according to the artist's friend Paul Schimmel, as reported in the L.A. Times. Both Los Angeles and New York currently have sculptures by the artist on prominent display: Urban Light (2008), his assemblage of streetlamps, is on view outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The Tragic Author Who Inspired Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Grand Budapest Hotel was one of the most successful movies of 2014 and nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best film and best director.

The Tragic Author Who Inspired Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

But are you aware of the inspiration for this award-winning movie that features Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton and a host of other Hollywood stars? The screenplay, written by director Wes Anderson, was inspired by the life and work of Austrian author Stefan Zweig, especially his novella, Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman, his novel, Beware of Pity, and his autobiography, The World of Yesterday.

The whimsical film's plot details the adventures of Gustave H, the concierge at a hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between World Wars I and II, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his trusted friend. Netwars. ARTE and the NFB. Opt out of global data surveillance programs like PRISM, XKeyscore, and Tempora - PRISM Break - PRISM Break. The Internet. Digital vocabulary. How Internet and Gadgets Define Us. Time Travel. The Evolution of the Web. Become A Real Geek: Learn The True Tech Lingo. Paul Ford: What is Code? A computer is a clock with benefits.

Paul Ford: What is Code?

They all work the same, doing second-grade math, one step at a time: Tick, take a number and put it in box one. Tick, take another number, put it in box two. Tick, operate (an operation might be addition or subtraction) on those two numbers and put the resulting number in box one. Tick, check if the result is zero, and if it is, go to some other box and follow a new set of instructions.

You, using a pen and paper, can do anything a computer can; you just can’t do those things billions of times per second. Apple has always made computers; Microsoft used to make only software (and occasional accessory hardware, such as mice and keyboards), but now it’s in the hardware business, with Xbox game consoles, Surface tablets, and Lumia phones.

DevArt. Art made with code. The History and Evolution of Social Media. Social media has become an integral part of modern society.

The History and Evolution of Social Media

There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries. There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there. There are sites to share photos, videos, status updates, sites for meeting new people and sites to connect with old friends. BBC Radio 4 - Hidden Histories of the Information Age - Downloads. BBC Radio 5 live - Outriders - Downloads. Why Taylor Swift Is Wrong About Spotify. I was ten when I pirated my first track.

Why Taylor Swift Is Wrong About Spotify

During one of Pokemon’s commercial breaks my best friend at the time showed me this cool new program that let you download anything you wanted. He asked what I wanted to listen to. I can’t remember what I said but I’m sure I’d be embarrassed by it now. He entered it’s name into the search bar, clicked download and ten minutes later we were listening to it. What The Internet Thinks About - Interactive Infographic.

What if you saw the Internet’s most-read stories all at once?

What The Internet Thinks About - Interactive Infographic

You would see a picture of what the Internet thinks about – this (click on each story). How do we know all this? The data comes from the largest index of links on the Internet (after Google) by Ahrefs. What Does the Internet Say About Us? July 18, 1992: The First Photo Uploaded to the Web, of CERN’s Parody All-Girl Science Band. By Maria Popova Love and science set to song, from quarks to colliders. In 1990, shortly before a CERN physicist subverted gender and science stereotypes by adapting Alice in Wonderland as an allegory in quantum mechanics, a different type of delightful subversion was afoot at the famed European Organization for Nuclear Research, now home to the Large Hadron Collider: Michele Muller, a former British model and actor working as a 3D graphic designer for a virtual reality project at CERN, was dating CERN computer scientist Silvano de Gennaro and found herself frustrated with her boyfriend’s seemingly unending shifts.

Rather than fight over it, the two decided to have some fun with the relationship sticking point — Michele set her frustrations to song, asking Silvano to write some music that she would perform at the CERN Hardronic Festival. Oh, and they were actually very, very good. Thanks, Paola. 24 interesting things to know about the Internet. 3 Reasons Women Need to Work Harder to Save For… Ladies, listen up—while your male counterparts are often fretting about how they're expected to be the chief earners in the household or wondering how to impress girls with what's in their wallets, you too have to something to worry about.

In fact, there is evidence to show that women need to be even more worried about retirement than their male counterparts. No matter how many times your friends tell you that women don't have to worry about money as much as men, here are a few reasons you need to start stashing away some cash starting today, and not spending it all at Gucci and Prada. Longer life expectancy It is now an established fact that women have a longer life expectancy than men. Tomorrow's Internet Turns 20. “The newest key person at publishers,” says trade publication Digiday, is the “platform wrangler.” That is: “a strong voice representing their interests at a time when platforms are increasingly the way that audiences find their content and setting the rules for publishers to distribute and monetize their articles and videos.”

If a large portion, or a majority, of a publication’s audience is going to be arriving through or on another company’s app or platform, someone probably ought to be paying close attention to those relationships. This makes sense! The nature of these relationships is currently, to my knowledge, varied but tilted toward tense: platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat aren’t so much courting partners as they are selecting which ones to allow access; platforms want to make the process as easy as possible, and to get advice from their partners, but ultimately have the ability to place their needs first. Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic. History Of iPhone - Tipsögraphic. COMPUTER VIRUS CATALOG. Touch Screens - HowStuffWorks. Five Technologies to Make Sure Your Data Lives Forever. They say that on the Internet, nothing ever goes away. Origin of the #Hashtag in Social Media (Infographic)

Once The Internet's Most Important Search Engine. Google Has Discontinued Its Support For Its AJAX Crawling Scheme. ASCII Characters By Keyboard. A first stab at reproducing Jennifer Kyrnin's massive HTML Special Characterset Guide was added 13 May 2013. The IAB Introduces L.E.A.N. Ads Program In Response To Ad Blocking. My 2.5 Star Trip to Amazon's Bizarre New Bookstore.

The future of 3D computer graphics... from 1982 - BBC Future. What Were People Saying About YouTube Back When It Was Just A Startup? What Did People Think About The First iPhone? Welcome to Browser History, where we dig deep into the (relatively recent) past to see what people initially thought about the gadgets and services that rule our lives now.

The Nine Lives of Cat Videos. Photo: Children posing with life-size Lil Bub. Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl. In March 2012, 23-year-old Maggie Goldenberger was in the middle of a six-month trip to India and the Philippines with her then-girlfriend. They were travelling from India’s southern tip and heading north for Rajasthan, stopping in at Internet cafes around once a week, for 15 to 30 minutes at a time, just to check in with family and friends. At one such Internet pit stop, in Hampi, Karnataka, Goldenberger received a message from a friend in the U.S., who wanted to draw her attention to an image she’d spotted on Facebook. Police creating ‘safe exchange zones’ to keep Craigslist deals from going bad.

Carl Pardiny, chief of police of Fairfax City, Va., stands in the newly established “Exchange Zone” outside police headquarters, where citizens can complete online transactions. Sinquefield Cup: One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed. The shady origins of five popular board games. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images News)

Punched Out. When The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly. Photographers' Blog. Forces of Character: A conversation with Gregg Popovich. Longform: The Longform Guide to Women's Soccer by Sam Borden, Grant Wahl, Kate Fagan, Wiebke Hollersen, Allison McCann, Kevin Koczwara. Was Benching Johnny Manziel an Act of Discrimination? How the mob, politics, a burlesque dancer and The Babe shaped the '32 World Series. National Women’s Hockey League Gets Its First Corporate Sponsor. Trafficked to Play, Then Forgotten. Slouching Toward Mecca by Mark Lilla. The Secret Recordings of Carmen Segarra. Inside the New York Fed: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash. The Evolution of Spite - Pacific Standard. When Cops Perceive Differences as Danger - Pacific Standard. The Tea Party is timeless. 5 Petty Feuds That Shaped the Modern World. Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design - Sarah Goodyear.

Cliff Muskiet's Stewardess/Flight Attendant Uniform Collection. The Evolution of Inflight Amenities. Teachings by Win Bassett. The Vintage Automobile Internet Magazine. The significance of plot without conflict - still eating oranges. The State of the Art, Part I: Documentary Ethics. The 100 Essential Directors. Hollywood, History, and the Art of the Big Anachronism. The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. Making Up Hollywood. The 1944 Court Decision That Changed Hollywood. The Film That Launched America's Debate About the Suburbs - Curbed Features. The Movie title stills collection. You Must Remember This — Karina Longworth. Human World. Why it's not that unusual for two people in a small group to share a birthday. Age and agility in Sun City. Studio 54 Audio Book Tour. Hello Sailor! The Nautical Roots of Popular Tattoos.

The Dog Days of Summer - What are they? 9 Touching Epitaphs Ancient Greeks And Romans Wrote For Their Deceased Dogs. Man's Best—and Oldest—Friend - Pacific Standard. Dewey-lecture-drs.pdf. Confetti Uncut. What’s the Point If We Can’t Have Fun? 101 American English Proverbs. American Proverbs.