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10th July '17 2 852

Vernacular Gas Stations From John Margolies’ Archive of Americana Architecture

"It's a record of American commerce that no longer exists," he said. "The mom and pop shops were killed by box stores and the internet."

10th July '17 0 8285

Hunter S Thompson's Daily Drink And Drugs Consumption (Plus His Hangover Cure)

Hunter S Thompson preserved himself with a daily intake of Dunhills, Chivas Regal, coffee, weed and cocaine.

5th July '17 6 1660

Sig Waller's Kitsch Gothic Invades 1950s Suburbia

Waller disturbs conformist visions of post-Christian, Formica-faced domestic bliss with a huge demonic creature made of shadow that's slunk into suburbia.

30th June '17 0 1416

A Curious Collection of June Brides: Vintage Marriage Snapshots

Robert E Jackson shares this terrific collection of June Brides. As ever, don't look for a story - just imagine it between the pictures.

30th June '17 0 2156

Russian Illustrations For Tolkien’s The Hobbit (1976)

In 1976, Mikhail Belomlinsky (born St Petersburg 1934), a graduate of the revered St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Art, illustrated J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit for the Detskaya Liretatura Publishing Company.

29th June '17 1 911

Ansel Adams' Photos of Japanese-American Prisoners of War At Manzanar Internment Camp

These photographs from 1944 take us to the camp at Manzanar, California, where Ansel Adams gained entry and recorded life inside.

29th June '17 0 2511

BECKETT: The Opening Credits To An Imaginary 1972 Cop Show Starring Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) once worked as a 1970s TV detective...

27th June '17 1 676

Rainbow Dance: Len Lye's 1930s Fabulous Short Films For The Post Office

27th June '17 0 1066

Mark Twain On Racism And What The Anti-Slavery Alphabet Teaches Us About God's Unjust Love

25th June '17 0 1499

George Orwell Explains Why He Had To Write 1984 In This 1944 Letter

In 1944 George Orwell wrote to Noel Willmett. The letter form the thinking behind the great cautionary tale of its age: 1984.