Posts tagged history

BLDG BLOK is a new mobile app revealing the cultural history of New York City

Garbage is the best kind of time capsule, because it doesn’t idealize our own history (by minuteearth)

How Aspect Ratios Have Changed Over Time Because of Movies

Changes: the career of David Bowie in this excellent HTML5 timeline, which includes Spotify links to listen along while reading the interactive timeline.

Changes: the career of David Bowie in this excellent HTML5 timeline, which includes Spotify links to listen along while reading the interactive timeline.

Rise of the Wu-tang: visualizing the history of the most famous rap group in the world in this timeline infographic.

Rise of the Wu-tang: visualizing the history of the most famous rap group in the world in this timeline infographic.

Happy Black History month!

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In which Louis C.K. explains white privilege without actually saying “white privilege”.

You’re not allowed to say “ew” to bubblegum flavored medicine.

You’re not allowed to just waste milk. 

Statistics guru Nate Silver’s pick in this year’s Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers.  By running an analysis of the best Super Bowl teams, he found that the best defensive teams usually win the big game.  And while the analysis isn’t nearly as scientific as his polling data, you have to like his odds…

Statistics guru Nate Silver’s pick in this year’s Super Bowl: the San Francisco 49ers.  By running an analysis of the best Super Bowl teams, he found that the best defensive teams usually win the big game.  And while the analysis isn’t nearly as scientific as his polling data, you have to like his odds…

Back to the Future’s Terrible Newspaper

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imageNew York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait explores the inconsistencies in the pseudo-reportage featured in the Back to the Future movies. It seems that even fictional journalism is subject to the same foibles of its real world counterparts. And, obviously, a time machine adds to the problem of revisionist history.

Is this really from a news video service? The History of the Universe in 127 Seconds

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From the Big Bang to the dawn of the 21st century, this video from Now This News reflects on the roller coaster ride of existence. The montage sequence is more impressionistic than fact-driven, juxtaposing powerful images of humanity at our best and our worst. The narrator ends on a positive note, however, saying, “we hold on to hope, because that’s what we do best. Happy new year!”