Cara Buchalter

9 Added | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | @Octavine | Keep up with Cara Buchalter on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cara Buchalter”

See Columbus Circle's Drastic Evolution From Farm To City

Modern-day landmarks get a new dimension when you look at their pasts, like chronicling the construction of the United Nations or ogling Union Square before you were born. Untapped Cities has compiled a cool collection of images of <b>Columbus Circle</b> from the 1900s up to the present day, laying bare …

7 Things You Didn't Know About Albert Camus

Today, Albert Camus would have been 100 years young. The voice of the Nobel Prize winning author of <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>The Plague</i>, <i>The Myth of Sisyphus</i> and <i>The Rebel</i> remains as vital today as it was during his own lifetime. Raised in a working class neighborhood of Algiers by an illiterate grandmother …

Jackson Pollock

The Atlantic ranks "The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel." Was the moldboard plow really more important than cement? Me-ouch! We're not wading into this hornet's nest!

<i>The Atlantic</i> ranks "The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel." Was the moldboard plow <i>really</i> more important than cement? Me-ouch! We're not …

This Might Be the Most 'Portland' Thing That's Ever Happened in Portland, Oregon

juliawertz:

Bennett School/Halcyon Hall

Art World Reacts to Lou Reed's Death

The word you'll be reading again and again in Lou Reed's various obituaries? Influential. And while that doesn't begin to cover the contribution Reed …

The True Story Of How Lou Reed Helped Overthrow Communism In Eastern Europe

Former Czech president and one-time dissident playwright Vaclav Havel was once said to have asked him, "Did you know I am president because of you?"<p>Here's the back story (hat-tip to the FT's Ed Crooks for reminding us of this story):<p>Sometime between 1967 and 1968, Havel visited the U.S., and scored …

Eastern Europe