Virtual reality is a potent tool for art and storytelling, but we're still exploring the best ways to use it. One route in might be looking to the past — as this short film featuring Disney animator Glen
Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company can feel like something of a literary utopia, where money takes a backseat and generations of writers—Allen Ginsberg,
Being Hospitalized for Exhaustion “I know you just wanted to take a nap,” a sweet, caring, grandmotherly nurse says, just the way your sweet, caring grandmother would, if she weren’t so busy being racist.
The photographer Joe Samberg remembers how drugs destroyed the Telegraph Avenue scene. In 1967, just after the Summer of Love, The Atlantic published “The Flowering of the Hippies,” a profile of San Francisco’s
• Someone will post a photo of a brunch sandwich—like, a really great brunch sandwich, one with bacon and avocado—and I won't get to comment, "omg where." • Netflix will start streaming "All in the Family"
Why do people still fight about the Paris Commune? The Paris Commune of 1871 was one of the four great traumas that shaped modern France. It stands alongside the 1789 Revolution, the ascent of Vichy, 1940,
Looking for Santa? We believe you might be mistaken—here, it’s only lands that celebrate Father Christmas, Père Noël, and Hotei-osho. From Harrods to Printemps, take a festive trip to holiday displays
Shortly after his fiftieth birthday, Leo Tolstoy succumbed to a deep spiritual crisis and decided to pull himself out by finding the meaning of life. He did so largely by reading voraciously across the
Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance. I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing
Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes. "Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker,
An artist goes diving with a custom-built scanner. These wild images are the result. (Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola) Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern's latest works of art, and in more
Over the past four years, William Helmreich, a sixty-seven-year-old professor of sociology at CUNY, has walked almost every street in New York City: a hundred and twenty thousand blocks, or about six miles.
That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content
How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts. I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants,
A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among
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