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Cabinet Magazine
Cabinet is a quarterly magazine of arts and culture that believes curiosity is the very basis of ethics.
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Ern Malley was an enormously successful Australian poet—and a hoax cooked up by two frustrated soldiers. on the thin line between experimentalism and comic impersonation
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 20
A kite-hoisted camera captured this panorama of San Francisco in ruins after the fire of 1906. on the daring aeronaut photographer George R. Lawrence
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 19
Hydrotherapy, which originated in Austria, was believed capable of curing just about anything. on the rigors of the Victorian water cure
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 16
“I am cash and oxidation. I am iris and vein... Who am I? What am I? Won’t you hold me in your hand? Won’t you let me drown your eye?” ’s syllabus for turquoise
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 12
“British Rainfall,” an annual publication, exemplified the Victorian dream of mastering nature through statistics
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 11
Geodesic domes, cabled roofs, robotic arms, and spider webs—how do they stay up? interviews Robert Connelly on tensegrity structures
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Cabinet Magazine Apr 1
Schizophrenics have long described—and occasionally illustrated—eye-screwing, sight-stopping, roof-stringing, vital-tearing, fibre-ripping, or otherwise terrifying devices that persecute them from afar. on “influencing machines”
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Cabinet Magazine Mar 22
Tmrw night at Berlin's Volksbühne, our event "3 x 1001 (Nights)." With Nina Katchadourian, Tom McCarthy, and Rasha Salti, each re-narrating scenes from different film versions of Arabian Nights. Bowie; Pasolini, Soviet kitsch, Sabu, Conrad Veidt and more!
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Cabinet Magazine Mar 18
“It almost seems a republican gesture to chop the ruling clan into a thousand pieces and jumble them up.” on the jigsaw puzzle and his grandfather, puzzler to the queen
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Cabinet Magazine Mar 11
“The more silent film stars you watch, the more difficult it becomes to think of them as possessing voices at all.” on Buster Keaton’s long tumble into oblivion
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 21
Colt, Pershing, Gatling, Shrapnel. An imaginary class reunion of the men—and Bertha Krupp—for whom historic weapons are named
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 20
Aristotle divided the air into four layers—our own, the realm of storms, a region of calm and serenity, and above that, fire. An interview with Clive Hart on the prehistory of flight
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 18
“Hands Across the Sea” helped senders and recipients to come to terms with a radically changing world. Gabriel Coxhead on the Golden Age of postcards’ best-known motif
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 17
Rongorongo, the only script native to the Pacific, has never been deciphered. on language at the end of the world
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 16
Why should the hippopotamus be bigger than the sparrow, the worm smaller than the giraffe? J. B. S. Haldane on how evolutionary biology determines the “optimum size”
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 15
Nearly a century before Ray Kroc and McDonalds, there was Fred Harvey and the “Harvey House”—a restaurant chain that began in partnership with the Santa Fe & Topeka Railroad. Jeffrey Kastner on the prehistory of American fast food
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 14
“No matter where I was, that pigeon would find me... I had only to wish and call her.” on Tesla’s avian paramour
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 13
The first Readymade artwork was a pebble found in South Africa, preserved some three million years ago because it happened to look like a face. Dario Gamboni on chance in art
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 12
“Khaki makes the most invisible outfit for the future, a covert skin for battling atop the dead, colorless planet.” Ben Marcus on the future’s camouflage
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Cabinet Magazine Feb 11
Card marking is a venerable and sophisticated art. Jonathan Allen on juiced cards, luminous readers, sunning the deck, and other sharpers’ tricks
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