History of Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong
Photos of the old Kowloon Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong. Images from the 1920s till its closure in 1998.
Time Traveling in Marrakech
Revisiting Marrakech’s fascinating history of beheadings, prostitution, and a forgotten eccentric leader.
‘I Would Prefer Not To’: The Origins of the White Collar Worker
Before the Civil War, the clerk was "a small but unusual phenomenon." By the end of the 19th century, clerical workers were a social force to be reckoned with. This is the story of their rise.
Ye olde hip hop
There are only a dozen images so far, but this Tumblr comparing art from before the 16th century and contemporary images of hip hop is fantastic.
The East India Company: The original corporate raiders
The long read: For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant.
A Microsoft co-founder has found the wreck of a lost WWII Japanese battleship
The Musashi is one of the one of the biggest warships ever constructed, built by the Japanese Imperial Navy in 1942 at the height of World War II. It was sunk by the US Navy in 1944 and been lost ever since, until now.
Travels with My Censor
A book tour reveals how China is changing.
A Tourist Map of Occupied Paris, Issued to German Soldiers During WWII
This map, published in October 1940, was used by German troops on leave in occupied Paris. The city, under German control since June of that year, served as a relatively calm location for soldiers to take R&R. Distributed by the city’s military governor, the map directed visiting troops to take...
Beware The Pretty People
The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make them better, and…