The World in Close-Up

Thursday July 11, 2019

No such thing as too close.

A new game adds the stress of Soviet-era urban planning to the already stressful game of Tetris.

By cutting photos up and weaving them together, Lala Abaddon takes collage to a whole new level.

The Captured Project

Monday July 08, 2019

The Captured Project asks people in prison to draw the people they think should be in prison. What does it say that most of their portraits are of CEOs and football administrators?

Back in the ’90s, this place was home to around 2,000 people. Now the Chinese ghost town of Houtouwan is blanketed by vines. 

Inject some old-timey tawdriness into your vocabulary.

A peek at the corridors of power long after the foot traffic has petered out.

We know it doesn’t sound exciting. But trust us: it’s exciting.

To paraphrase Heraclitus, you cannot climb the same hill twice.