Cabinet of Wonders recalls the semaphore towers of 18th-century France’s optical telegraph network.
Entries from November 2007
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The erotic appeal of the Lands’ End catalog?
November 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment
The Archaeological Institute of America weighs the evidence for zombie attacks in predynastic Egypt.
November 16th, 2007 · Comments Off
Responses to an ad placed by a 19th century murderer. (Paul Collins explains.)
November 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments
I have reservations about linking to “College” “Humor,” but this is a pretty fun trip down memory lane.
November 13th, 2007 · Comments Off
For those of you just joining us, Bill is cool.
November 8th, 2007 · 8 Comments
Ben Franklin’s ghost tapped John Murray Spear to build an electrical messiah and save the world. Who was using who?
November 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments
The Believer on “the visual erotics of mini-marriages”–staged weddings, that is, between children, stuffed kittens, dwarfs, and other small things.
November 6th, 2007 · 9 Comments
The posthumous adventures of Benjamin Franklin.
November 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments
Henry Jenkins offers a Boston-centric history of video games, from Spacewar to Guitar Hero.