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Cabinet is a quarterly magazine of arts and culture that believes curiosity is the very basis of ethics.
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Cabinet Magazine 19h
Please join us 5pm Saturday at 300 Nevins for an event to celebrate the US publication of our UK editor ’s book “Essayism.” Brian will be in conversation with Cabinet associate editor . Drinks to follow
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 23
A kite-hoisted camera captured this panorama of San Francisco in ruins after the fire of 1906. on the aeronaut photographer George R. Lawrence
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 22
Cossoo, played by the men of Montana’s Assinoboine tribe, could end with the loser forfeiting his home and wife. Javid Soriano on betting the house
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 21
Tapeworm cures once included “angling” with a baited silk thread, as well as waiting, open-mouthed, beside a tantalizing bowl of milk. Natalie de Souza on the prehistory of anti-helminthics
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 20
Imperial Porphyry can only be found under one mountain in the world—Egypt’s Gebel Dokhan, or “Father of Smoke.” Catherine Hansen on an igneous hue
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 19
Church bells were once used for physical and mathematical exercise. on ringing the changes
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 16
“Sound mirrors,” monumental precursors to radar, were built to catch the low frequencies of approaching planes. on the sound mirrors of Dungeness
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 15
Magicians have always been in the business of making money. What better publicity than their own currency? Tim Reed on “mystery bucks,” “Satanic scrip,” and “Simoleons”
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 14
“Is anyone tawny who you can have. You know what I mean. It seems a slightly disdained object of lust.” A color column by
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 13
In May 1955, twenty-five young Japanese women disfigured by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima were brought to America for reconstructive plastic surgery. They became celebrities. David Serlin on the Hiroshima Maidens
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 12
“Four masses of folds, hanging like rich curtains, loosely waving to and fro, and as they wave, extending downwards, or shortening rapidly, recalling... the play of the streamers of an aurora borealis.” Louis Agassiz describes a jellyfish
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 11
Based in Angola, the great swindler Alves Reis and almost counterfeited his way to control of Portugal’s central bank. Sam Burton on the genius of a “money plagiarist”
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 7
The Facial Action Coding System catalogues 3,000 “meaningful” expressions. ’s interview with its creator, the psychologist and counter-terrorist consultant Paul Ekman
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 5
Orange throwing is a storied part of European carnival tradition. Kavior Moon on La Battaglia delle Arance, La Fête du Citron, and more
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 3
“Fire is a creation of the living world…It’s something that feeds off of, that is literally sustained by, a biological matrix.” Our interview with Stephen J. Pyne on the history of fire and forestry in America
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 2
Is the bank burglar an architect? on how criminals reveal the built environment
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Cabinet Magazine Sep 1
Inspired by Clausewitz, Guy Debord created a war game focused on lines of communication. Alexander R. Galloway on “chess with networks”
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Cabinet Magazine Aug 31
The garter-belt clasp answered one of the most vexing riddles in nineteenth-century engineering—and for a long time, it was widely believed that Gustave Eiffel had designed it
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Cabinet Magazine Aug 30
“Is not tickling itself such a ludicrously ticklish idea?” on a slippery sensation’s philosophical depths
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Christopher Turner Aug 29
Why did Darwin tickle apes under the armpits, give snuff to chimpanzees to make them sneeze, make faces at orangutans, and scare baboons with a stuffed snake? His 7 core emotions inspired the theme of (4-23 Sept)
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