Graffiti's not the only thing gone
The city has erased more than just graffiti.
In a boxing match, the combatants are rarely more than a couple of feet apart. Even the punch that separates them absolutely—the moment marking the difference between victory and defeat—unites them in brutal intimacy. That’s one of the reasons why boxing is relatively easy to photograph.
Unlike another despot known for looking at things, Putin's gaze always seems to fall on objects off-camera.
According to Time magazine's political-personality quiz, anyway.
A timeline, in pictures.
Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.
An amazing trove of new pictures from the Stasi archives
Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini's photos of the men who will take over a war
A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series on Wednesday night, BuzzFeed's sports verticle predictably posted a photo listicle titled "Boston’s World Series Run In 43 Photographs." I found it incredibly boring—and that's coming from someone who grew up in Massachusetts.
Over the course of the shutdown, the closure of the National World War II Memorial and its periodic, Bastille-style forcible reopening became a sort of emblem of the whole sordid affair.