FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | The 2,000 Year Evolution Of The City Of London

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #425 | The 2,000 Year Evolution Of The City Of London

(via) The evolution of the 2,000 year old city of London ("Londinium" during the Roman occupation of Britain) is beautifully visualized in this seven minute animation by The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. The short film brings together thousands of geo-referenced road records to chronologically show the extent of human development in the ancient city (eg. Tudor, Stuart, Early Georgian) while giving pride of place to structures of great cultural and historic import… more 

DRINKER | On Crafting The Classic Los Angeles Spring Cocktail, The “Brown Derby”

DRINKER | On Crafting The Classic Los Angeles Spring Cocktail, The “Brown Derby”

by Shaun Layton | As the seasons change, so do our choice of cocktails. With Spring is upon us, our tastes go from dark, strong, and stirred cocktails to those… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1032: A Short & Engaging Animation About The History Of Typography

SMOKE BREAK #1032: A Short & Engaging Animation About The History Of Typography

(via) Check out designer Ben Barrett-Forrest's short and clever paper animation succinctly explaining the history of typography. It covers the gamut,… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW: How Its Tiki Tacky History Makes “The Waldorf” Worth Saving

YOU SHOULD KNOW: How Its Tiki Tacky History Makes “The Waldorf” Worth Saving

by Stevie Wilson | January 24th will mark The Waldorf Hotel's 64th birthday. In light of the recent sale of the property to condo developers, it's uncertain… more 

Smoke Break #818: BBC Presenters Realise The Persistent Dream Of Every Englishman

Smoke Break #818: BBC Presenters Realise The Persistent Dream Of Every Englishman

It's not cricket to fetishize an instrument of war unless it and you are English (and it's a Supermarine Spitfire).

Question: Why Do Iraqi Soldiers Love To Dance “The Robot”?

Question: Why Do Iraqi Soldiers Love To Dance “The Robot”?

I was flipping through Max Hasting's wonderfully edited Oxford Book of Military Anecdotes this morning and it got me thinking how tricky it would be to publish… more 

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