Photo: Serena Williams Playing Tennis in Outer Space
February 09, 2014

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.

What Is Vladimir Putin Staring at in Sochi?
February 05, 2014

Unlike another despot known for looking at things, Putin's gaze always seems to fall on objects off-camera.

Six Photos That Prove Obama Is Conservative
January 10, 2014

According to Time magazine's political-personality quiz, anyway.

All of These Famous People Visited Nelson Mandela's Tiny Prison Cell
December 06, 2013

Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.

Hilarious Photos of the East German Secret Police at Work
December 04, 2013

An amazing trove of new pictures from the Stasi archives

Photos: The Afghan Army Prepares to Fight on Its Own
November 24, 2013

Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini's photos of the men who will take over a war 

This Classic Photo From the Red Sox' Victory Could Have Been Taken in 1918
October 31, 2013

A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St.

The Best Part About the Shutdown Ending: Our National Parks’ Instagram Feed Is Back
October 18, 2013

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.

10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
September 23, 2013

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.