Crooked Views

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Another day, another 30,000 old-timey photos of people breaking the law released online.

Re-Making History

Friday April 03, 2015

These dioramas recreate iconic photos with such lifelike attention to detail, we're not sure we'll ever trust our eyes again.

The Treasure of Maps

Wednesday April 01, 2015

Where do the old maps go to retire now that we’ve moved on to smartphones? Ask Glen Creason, Map Librarian.

Thousand Year Photo

Wednesday March 25, 2015

This camera is taking a single long-exposure photo over the course of a millennium. Because good things come to those who wait.

The Oldest School Hip-Hop

Tuesday March 24, 2015

This enterprising blog traces the lineage of present day hip-hop to 15th century England. Why? Because messing with our heads is what the internet is made for.

Pigeon Paparazzi

Saturday March 21, 2015

Back in 1909, many years before the invention of the Go-Pro and the drone, if you wanted aerial photography you had to get your hands on one of Dr Julius Neubronner’s pigeons.

The Faded Architecture of War

Wednesday March 18, 2015

World War II lasted six years and a day. Photographer Marc Wilson has spent a comparable amount of time documenting the enigmatic ruins it left behind.

Ads in the USSR

Monday March 16, 2015

Think today’s TV commercials are a bit much? These ads from the Soviet Union took things to surreal heights.

Etsy for Aliens

Thursday March 12, 2015

We’re still searching the skies for alien life, but back in the ‘50s these students had already begun designing products to sell to them.

What does it feel like to have written one of the most infamous books of all time – and to then try to ban it? Meet the author of The Anarchist Cookbook, forty years on.

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