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Few midcentury cultural figures would at first seem to have as little in common as Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock.
In 1919, German architect Walter Gropius founded Bauhaus, the most influential art school of the 20th century. Bauhaus defined modernist design and radically changed our relationship with everyday objects.
In 1960 the residence of Thomas Theodore Merlin was slated for demolition. As crews cleared the structure they made a strange discover. In the basement where several small tightly sealed wooden boxes.
Hand Drawn Pressing is a brand-new record pressing plant in North Texas, just outside of Dallas. It’s an outgrowth of Hand Drawn Records, an independent record label.
Back in 1885 a Vermont farmer had a crazy idea: He would combine his bellows camera with a microscope in an attempt to capture the fleeting beauty of snowflakes. Wilson Bentley was 19 back then, and by the time he passed away in 1931 he had made over 5,000 images of snowflakes.
From I, Robot to Ex Machina to Morgan, the idea of creating robots that can understand, compute and respond to human emotions has been explored in movies for decades.
At the center of two of the 1960s’ greatest exports—New Journalism and drug culture—lies Tom Wolfe’s first book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and there it has lain, unmoved for some 48 years.