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What Died at Altamont

It had been a while since I’d seen “Gimme Shelter,” one of the early classics of the Maysles brothers, Albert and David, and I watched it again on the occasion of the passing of Albert Maysles last Thursday. To my surprise, I found that a big part of the story of “Gimme Shelter” is in the end …

The Secret German Scheme To Invade America Before The First World War

In the January 1, 1951 issue of LIFE Magazine, the editors declared the west coast youth culture as: “Brawny and Buoyant, It Is a Bright Asset for the U.S. Future.” See for yourself with color photos by Loomis Dean - (Loomis Dean—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Pictures: Celebrating the Fourth of July and America

Classic Anti-Fascist Photomontages from the 1930s and 40s

Some of the first examples of media jamming, or remixing media to make a political statement, may have come from John Heartfield (Helmut Herzfeld, …


The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

San Francisco, 1906, Just Before the Water Gave Out

Vintage Music Covers Were the Tentpole Movie Posters of 100 Years Ago

Shirley Temple

<b>Shirley Temple Black, actress and diplomat, died on February 10th, aged 85</b><p>THERE had to be a dark side to Shirley Temple’s life. Biographers and …

『展览』Robert Capa:彩色未发布

绝大多数人都习惯了黑白的冲在前线的 Robert Capa,很少有人意识到,Capa 也有大量彩色记录,纽约ICP国际摄影中心的新展览————“Capa in Color”,就将呈现超过125张未曾公开过的 Capa 彩色胶片作品。<p>“其实很多人都知道 Robert Capa 脖子上永远挂着不止一个相机,不同的镜头,不同的格式,不同的胶卷,你甚至可以同时看到35mm和4X5相机出现。<p>Capa 深知不同的照片可以卖给不同的媒体,报纸会喜欢黑白,杂志则愿意为彩色支付更高昂的报酬,尤其是非战争的题材,彩色胶片可以提供更多的异国情调。<p>这些照片中也包括部分肖像作品,例如毕加索和海明威,这些肖像更像是朋友之 …

14 Absurd Ads From Before We Knew Cigarettes Could Kill You

Fifty years ago today, in 1964, the US Surgeon General released one of the most progressive documents on smoking of its time, stating definitively …

Public Health

Flashback Friday

Spread the Cute:<p>In the 1950s and 60s we had Audrey Hepburn and Hollywood’s Golden Age. Then the New Age of Hollywood appeared.<p>In 1959, this little …

Classic Stars on the Slopes (Photos)

John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin, Rita Hayworth, and a whole flock of Kennedy's are just some of the classic celebrities who have clicked into their skis …

People once wanted to mine the air

Say you live in an age of balloons and explosives. Perhaps, you think, it is time to start putting those two things together.Read more...

San Francisco's flying car, circa 1920

“Heroin” Was Our Heroin

On a December weeknight in 2009, five hundred Velvet Underground fans lined up outside the Forty-second Street entrance to the New York Public Library, all of us playing it cool but feeling giddy. When passers-by asked what we were going to, people said things like “A panel.” Inside, Lou Reed, Moe …

What We’re Reading: “Low Life,” Domestic Zoology, and Philip Roth on a Honeymoon

<i>Notes from the New Yorker staff on their literary engagements of the week.</i><p>To get some perspective on my home town during election season, I’ve been reading “Low Life,” Luc Sante’s history of New York’s lower classes in what he calls the city’s adolescence and early adulthood, 1840 to 1919. Sante is …

The 1939 New York World's Fair

An idea dreamed up at the height of the depression, the theme of the 1939 World's Fair in New York was "The World of Tomorrow." Planners were given permission to develop 1,200 acres in Queens, on the site of a former ash dump . Government agencies, corporations, civic groups, and smaller …

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …


How air travel has changed

The week when smog killed 70 people in Pennsylvania

Beautiful Destroyed Structures of the Modern Age

Kevin Weir’s Fantastically Bizarre Historical GIFs

Bringing life to the old, black and white photograph, Kevin Weir'd historical GIFs are a must-see.<p>As cinemagraph GIFs take over the internet, graphic …

GIF Animations

10 Mugshots From The 1930s With Curious Details

People should really think twice when picking a criminal alias.<p>A capsule provided by the Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums, these mugshots are thought to be taken in the 1930s in and around Newcastle, England.

Now on SI's 100 Funniest Photos | Michael Jordan 1983 (Photo by Lane Stewart/SI) #si100funniest

Airline Style Through the Years

Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet looks at the evolution of airline style, from stewardesses to passengers, through the years.<p>Laurence King Publishing

每日一图:上帝想玩“超级玛丽”了 | 理想生活实验室 - 为更理想的生活

北京时间 9 月 19 日,任天堂公司前社长、同时也是任天堂创始人内山房治郎的曾孙山内溥(Hiroshi Yamauchi)去世,他曾在 1949 到 2002 年间领导任天堂长达 53 年,一手创造了“红白机”的时代并打造了《超级玛丽》等一大批经典游戏(在他之前,任天堂只是一个生产扑克牌的制造商),影响了全球几代年轻人,也将任天堂公司推上巅峰(自己也一度成为日本首富)。<p>图为当年尤其是 80 后们耳熟能详的 FC“红白机”,其实它的全称是 Family Computer,带着公司不小的野心。