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How video games are helping veterans with life after war

When Capt. Stephen Machuga left the U.S. Army, he had a hard time readjusting to civilian life. Trash day, in particular, was hell.<p>“There’s trash everywhere in Iraq,” Machuga told me over a Skype chat last week. “On the sides of the roads, piles and piles of trash everywhere. It’s a popular place …

Secrets of the Colosseum

The floor of the colosseum, where you might expect to see a smooth ellipse of sand, is instead a bewildering array of masonry walls shaped in …

Ancient History

Museums + Heritage Awards 2015 winners – in pictures

Historic Royal Palaces and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh were among those honoured at the annual awards for excellence in the cultural sector

Awards

Calling all gamers: It’s time to save the world — in real life

Please help. We want you to use your experience saving virtual worlds to help save the real one.<p>At this year’s Games for Change Festival (April 21 to April 23 and April 25), where great minds apply game thinking to some of the world’s most challenging problems, the nuclear security collaborative N …

Cold War

This Is The Funniest Fake Dinosaur Documentary You'll Watch Today

GIF<p>This is "Dinosaurs: Terrible Lizards," a hilarious animated mockumentary by the folks at Rathergood that depicts dinosaurs – which literally means …

Sutcliffe: The War Museum you can't get to from here

Is the idea that to fully appreciate the Canadian War Museum we must first experience some level of ordeal, some kind of sacrifice? How else to …

MoMA | FOUND! Photographs from MoMA’s 1944 Norman Bel Geddes’ War Maneuver Models Exhibition

“Sterling silver models of tanks, jeeps, trucks, etc.” being installed for the exhibition <i>Norman Bel Geddes’ War Maneuver Models</i>, January 26–March 5, …

Ad-hoc museums of a failing utopia

Introductory essays for photographic collections often fall flat, but David Hlynsky's brief remarks on the opening pages of Window-Shopping through …

ISIL's war on art across the cradle of civilisation

<b>Baghdad</b> - ISIL fighters who smashed ancient statues in the Mosul Museum and drilled through 3,000-year-old stone figures have warned this is just the beginning of the destruction, according to an official in contact with Mosul.<p>"They told the people they will go next to Nimrud," another of the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

3D Printing Has Its Triennial Moment at the New Museum

Take a look inside 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience.<p>The effects of technology can be felt pulsing through the veins of the New Museum's <i>2015 Triennial: Surround Audience</i>. The exhibition, which opens today, brings together the work of 51 early-career artists from 25 different countries, including …

Threeding Uses Artec 3D Scanning Technology to Catalog 3D Models for Bulgaria’s National Museum of Military History

Military buffs and museums of history take their artifacts very seriously, as nothing has an impact on our planet and our generations and times like …

Vienna Museum

Blogger oper-1974 recently covered a trip he made to the <i>Heeresgeschichtliches Museum</i> (Military History Museum) in Vienna, Austria. In the museum are …

Military History

Let’s have an empire museum of terror

David Reed (Letters, 13 February), referring to David Oyelowo’s article (Ending education’s black history gap, 10 February), says that our children should be told that the “greatness” of Britain came by exploitation of other people, directly as in slavery, indirectly by indentured labour and …

History

Museum Establishes World Video Game Hall of Fame

Nominations will be accepted through March 31.<p>The Strong, a collections-based museum in Rochester, New York, has established the World Video Game …

Hall of Fame

A Museum Dedicated to the Internet Is Opening in Germany

What is continually changing, always expanding, and ultimately boundless? If you spend more time staring at a computer screen than you do looking up …

South Korea's 'Hidden Treasures' shows another side of North Korea art

Not quite all North Korean art consists of rosy-cheeked farmers and soldiers alongside slogans exhorting the masses to work hard to advance the nation or vanquish imperialists. An exhibition in this satellite city, just several miles south of the DMZ that separates the Koreas, is displaying the …

North Korea

Introducing Spot

The Function of Armor in Medieval and Renaissance Europe | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Although today appreciated as works of art or as examples of historical technology, it must be noted that all armor, whether used in warfare, …

Ancient History

The long, sad saga of National Children’s Museum: Latest chapter, back to D.C.

On a gray October day — while toddlers navigated ramps and tunnels, preschoolers clambered aboard a pretend firetruck, and older kids studied snakes and frogs at the National Children’s Museum — some very serious grown-ups formally sealed its fate.<p>The questions they had debated and decided months …

Museums

Hitler's Bunker To Be Recreated As A German Museum Exhibit

A German museum is to rebuild Hitler’s bunker as a tourist attraction. Replicating five rooms from the Führerbunker in which the Nazi leader lived …

‘Dji. Death Fails’, An Amusing 3D Animation About an Unconscious Man Who Repeatedly Foils the Grim Reaper

<i>Dji. Death Fails</i> is an amusing and multi-award winning 3D animated short film by director Dmitri Voloshin and the Moldovan studio simpals that tells …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

Sprites at the museum: Game Masters profiles gaming's greatest creators

We should be getting used to seeing video games in museums. But for anyone who's been playing them long enough to see games artlessly demonised or …

James Meek · Worse than a Defeat: Shamed in Afghanistan

I’d walked the same route last year, leaving Edington after breakfast, walking round the edge of the military exercise area on Salisbury Plain and …

Afghanistan

National Women's History Museum: Sen. Tom Coburn tries to hold up money that would finally get it built.

A national museum on women's history seems like it would be the sort of thing that everyone could get behind, until you consider how fraught so much …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …