Carol Fletcher

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Photographer Captures the Dazzling Diverse Beauty of Iranian Mosque Ceilings

Mosques are known for the breathtaking interior art that’s contained within their walls. From the “pink mosque” to the dazzling Shah Cheragh, these places of worship have interiors awash in vibrant color and tile work so intricate that it’s hard to believe that they were created by human hand. …

Middle East

Nazi Punks F**k Off: How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists

An oral history of fighting back against Nazis.<p>Every hardcore band you loved in the '80s and beyond, from Black Flag to Minutemen to Fugazi, had one unfortunate thing in common: Nazi skinheads occasionally stormed their concerts, stomped their fans, gave Hitler salutes in lieu of applauding, and …

Mapping the imaginary lines we use to segregate our schools - Vox

Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate segregation?<p>Think about your elementary school.<p>If you attended an American public school, chances are you went to that school because your family lived in that school’s attendance zone. You probably didn’t think twice about it.<p>We tend to …

A Dying Town

Here in a corner of Missouri and across America, the lack of a college education has become a public-health crisis.

Missouri

How Jack White’s Third Man Records Made a Mark on Nashville

In March of 2009, when Jack White, Ben Swank, and Ben Blackwell opened Third Man Records’ headquarters in Nashville, they didn’t have grand ambitions …

Sturgill Simpson

Istanbul's Libraries: A Refuge in Uncertain Times - BLARB

Last month, the Turkish Statistical Institute announced that the number of public library memberships in Turkey increased by 24.1 percent in 2016, …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

<b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p><b>Alaska</b><p><i>The Call of the</i> …

The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.<p>“You’re just a child,” Roy Moore is accused of saying to Beverly Young Nelson, age 16 at the time, when he …

Train rides that spoil you with spectacular views, extravagant meals plus a butler

The Ghan<p>Any list of the world’s great rail journeys should include a trip on the Ghan, which runs straight down the center of Australia. The train’s name refers to camel handlers brought in from Pakistan and Afghanistan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to transport goods into the …

Trains

Pitchfork’s 16 Favorite Music Books of 2017 | Pitchfork

By Lucia Farinati and Claudia Firth<p>Hearing, Pauline Oliveros wrote, is involuntary. Listening is voluntary, and it produces culture. The late sound artist is one of several thinkers whose writings are listened to attentively, and expanded upon, in this fascinating short book by the London-based …

How 11 Writers Organize Their Personal Libraries

There’s a secret war raging on the internet. The stakes are high. The warriors are fierce. The battleground is your bookshelf. Do you alphabetize? Do …

Books

Dissecting Donald and Ivanka's Relationship via Sylvia Plath's “Daddy”

When taken in the context of everything else the President has said about his eldest daughter, it is easy to understand the hullabaloo over the …

Feminist YA Fiction

Young Adult literature is filled with smart, strong, brave, butt-kicking female characters. So when I say "feminist" I don’t just mean fiction with …

Books

China's Breathtaking, Futuristic Tianjin Library Is Every Book Lover's Dream

Amzon's Kindle e-reader turns 10 years old Sunday, but there are still plenty of people who prefer to read the old fashioned way. And a drop-dead …

All the Angry Ladies

The Weinstein moment has had a side effect: the mobilization—and the normalization—of women’s rage.<p>Last month, at an event promoting her new play, <i>The Parisian Woman</i>, Uma Thurman was interviewed by a journalist from <i>Access Hollywood</i>. In vague terms, they discussed Harvey Weinstein, the man who had …

Feminism

You can boost happiness by simply observing nature around you

<b>Even in the city or indoors, noticing nature increases general happiness and well-being, according to research.</b><p>It’s no secret that Mother Nature has …

The Story of Goth in 33 Songs

• Okeh<p>Screamin’ Jay Hawkins<p>“I Put a Spell on You”<p>1956<p>Screamin’ Jay Hawkins used to rise out of a coffin onstage. He would brandish a walking stick decorated with a skull, which occasionally borrowed his cigarettes. Hawkins later grew ambivalent about his image as the Vincent Price of R&B; like the …

Historical Map: Lines of the Utah Light & Traction Co., Salt...

<i>Historical Map: Lines of the Utah Light & Traction Co., Salt Lake City, 1940</i>A great old map of transit from Salt Lake City, showing bus lines (in …

Streetcars

The First FBI Crime Report Issued Under Trump Is Missing A Ton Of Info

Every year, the FBI releases a report that is considered the gold standard for tracking crime statistics in the United States: the Crime in the …

Hole's Drummer Shares Her Brutally Honest Tale of 90s Grunge and Addiction

We spoke to Patty Schemel about her new memoir, 'Hit So Hard,' her addiction to heroin, and her grief over lost friends.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>In the streets of Paris, a boy thrust a package into the hands of Hole drummer Patty Schemel. Back at the band's hotel, French-speaking …

Kurt Cobain

Brain unpicked: what makes a child psychopathic?

Damage to the amygdala, not bad parenting, is to blame for psychopathic children, believes Abigail Marsh<p>The concept of a psychopathic child makes people queasy. The two categories seem incompatible. Children, even badly behaved ones, are viewed as maintaining some fundamental innocence, whereas …

Top 19 geovisualization tools, APIs and libraries that will let you create beautiful web maps

Creating a good web map is not an easy task but over the years we’ve seen plenty of amazing geovisualization examples. Almost all of them have been …

Data Visualization

Cybersecurity Expert: Be Afraid, America. Be Very Afraid.

Leading cybersecurity expert Joseph Weiss writes about how vulnerable America’s computer systems are. He features in the NOVA documentary CyberWar …

Cybersecurity

‘Mr. Robot’ Rewind: A security geek analyzes the popular new TV show

If you’re a passionate information security (infosec) geek and a pop-culture nerd like me, you’ve probably been waiting impatiently for Hollywood to …

Amazon wants to build drive-up grocery stores

If you enjoy the luxury of ordering groceries online but would rather not wait at home for your food deliveries, Amazon might soon come to your rescue. <i>Silicon Valley Business Journal</i> understands that Amazon is working on a drive-up grocery store in Sunnyvale, California (a possible concept …

The Internet Of Sound

How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound.<p>A Brief History<p>Let’s rewind. The history of sound-as-signal is deep. In the beginning, horns, drums and bells rang the alarm, roused the …

Keep asking Google Maps ‘Are we there yet?’ and just see what happens

Google Maps is one of the most useful apps on your smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. It turns out Google thinks about Google …

Crude Subway Map Tells the Truth About Each Manhattan Stop

The niche market of offensive <b>stereotype-driven maps</b> is heating up. Much in the vein of the ultimate judgmental map of NYC, the folks over at Thrillist have rolled out a "real" Manhattan subway map that tells train riders <b>what to really expect</b> at most of the borough's stops. According to the map, the …