“You have only to see Las Vegas, sublime Las Vegas, rise in its entirety from the desert at nightfall bathed in phosphorescent lights, and return to the desert when the sun rises, after exhausting its intense, superficial energy all night long, still more intense in the first light of dawn, to understand the secret of the desert and the signs to be found there: a spellbinding discontinuity,...
National Trust for Historic Preservation puts... →
Here’s a story about one that was demolished in 1896!
Neat! We hope those clouds part soon… discoverynews: Watch the 1882 Transit of Venus Over the past couple of days, astronomers have been putting solar filters on their telescopes and taking test shots of the sun in anticipation of capturing today’s Transit of Venus. But this isn’t the first time photographs have been the method of choice for preserving this rare cosmic event. After...
New York, 1935-38 →
Berenice Abbott’s New York photographs, collected—some of these buildings are visible from the LQ offices! (via The Awl)
The Boardwalk Empire book list or, What We Read:... →
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