The story of a numerical system nearly consigned to oblivion.
Stephen Chrisomalis | Mar 18
For Kuliscioff, socialism was not merely an economic solution to the evils of the world, but a “moral solution” that would transform humanity into the “consortium of the free and equal.”
Jamila M. H. Mascat | Mar 8
For thousands of years, plants have been cultivated not only for economic reasons, but to serve magic, lure immortal beings, and for aesthetic pleasure.
George Gessert | Mar 4
Xerography was not only central to the production and dissemination of art and community, but changed who could be an active participant in the making of culture.
Kate Eichhorn | Feb 23
Progress in human morality can still happen, but is far from guaranteed.
Philip Laughlin | Feb 16
An illustrated guide to the often-humble final resting places of famous architects, from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright.
Henry H. Kuehn | Feb 1
Over the course of the 20th century, capitalism preserved its momentum by molding the ordinary person into a consumer with an unquenchable thirst for more stuff.
Kerryn Higgs | Jan 11
Heba Y. Amin & Anthony Downey in conversation.
Anthony Downey | Jan 6
An excerpt from the science fiction master's memoir “Highcastle: A Remembrance."
Stanisław Lem | Dec 21, 2020
Retail-related space catering to the automobile became a common feature of the landscape that distinguished the Los Angeles metropolitan area from all others in the country.
Richard Longstreth | Dec 10, 2020