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.
With the release of Grand Theft Auto V last week, we’ve yet another opportunity to marvel at how far video games have come since the prehistoric days of the late 1970s. Meandering the streets of Los Santos, GTAV’s thinly veiled version of Los Angeles, we may marvel—if we take a short break from shooting pixilated prostitutes—at how adept the video game industry has become at harnessing stellar graphics in the service of increasingly complex storytelling.
Today's forward-looking college campus is home to dorms that boast amenities like flat-screen televitions, state-of-the-art exercise rooms, and tanning salons. At the same moment that the cost of college is increasingly the object of scruitiny, dorms are going upscale. Why is this happening? Here's an explanation. Below, a sampling of some recent developments.
The earliest form of street art developed a century ago, as murals in Latin America. Today graffiti, sculpture, and performance have also been integrated into metropolitan life across the globe. In The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti, Rafael Schacter curates the street art tradition, following those who use buildings as canvass and turn cities into galleries.
The Syrian civil war, now in its twenty-ninth month, has led nearly two million Syrians to flee their country. More than 500,000 of them have headed south to neighboring Jordan, a number that is expected to reach one million by year’s end. Most Jordan-bound refugees pass through the Zaatari camp, whose current population of 130,000 makes it the second largest refugee camp in the world. Considered as a city unto itself, it would rank as the nation’s fourth largest, according to The Guardian.
He even rides the subway!