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  1. When SimCity got serious

    SimCity wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.

  2. Why Are the Noses Broken on Egyptian Statues?

    The question surprised me at first because I had taken it for granted that Egyptian sculptures were damaged.

  3. The Rise and Fall of Vanilla Ice, As Told by Vanilla Ice

    Thirty years after “Ice Ice Baby,” Robert Van Winkle is ready to talk about it all—his rise, his fall, and that infamous night on the balcony. And it may just change how you feel about him.

  4. 24Songs

    A musical advent calendar, of sort

  5. The 100 Most Influential Sequences in Animation History

    From Bugs Bunny to Spike Spiegel to Miles Morales, retracing 128 years of an art form that continues to draw us all in.

  6. Gaming under socialism

    When imagining socialism it’s easy to picture utopian or dystopian visions pulled from Star Trek or 1984, but a near-future socialist system wouldn’t look so radically different from the one we live in.

  7. The Best of Illustration

    “Dadu is a particularly empathetic illustrator who has built an extraordinary body of work for our Disability series. In this case, an image which embodies community, placemaking, and the relative…

  8. Visual explanations of mathematics

    It is thought that Euclid wrote Elements in about 300 BC, but Oliver Byrne turned it into one of the true gems of visualization — and made it about 100 times more readable. By seamlessly combining…

  9. Model Metropolis

    Behind one of the most iconic computer games of all time is a theory of how cities die—one that has proven dangerously influential.

  10. A Brief History of In-Flight Meals

    Airlines are looking more and more to all-star chefs and leaving frozen food on the no-fly list.