Allison Meier

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Since 1999, Australian artist Andrew Rogers has traveled the seven continents creating modern geoglyphs with local populations, representing symbols significant to the area’s culture with indigenous stone.

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Books

Exploring New York City’s Silent Shores

by Allison Meier on September 29, 2016

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The 600 miles of New York City’s shoreline that secured its status as a center of trade in the 18th century now host some of its more forgotten spaces.

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Post image for Reissuing the Voyager Golden Record, NASA’s Quixotic Message to the Stars

Louis Armstrong performing “Melancholy Blues,” Mozart’s Queen of the Night aria, and panpipes from Peru are etched among the cacophony of Earth sounds on the gold-plated records attached to Voyager 1 and 2.

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Post image for England Gives “Pride of Place” to Historic LGBTQ Sites

Historic England’s Pride of Place project aims to recognize overlooked sites of LGBTQ history and protect them as part of the country’s heritage.

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Post image for A Village of Musical Architecture Inaugurates Its First Permanent Space

NEW ORLEANS — This weekend the roving Music Box Village of New Orleans will welcome the public to its first permanent space with two days of performances.

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Post image for A VR Archive for the Vanishing Haunted House Ride

“Like pinball and computer games, it’s hard to get people to take ghost trains seriously, but they aren’t just important, they are disappearing,” Joel Zika, creator of the Dark Ride Project, told Hyperallergic.

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Post image for A Ranking of George Stubbs’s Greatest Racehorses

The British elite were racing fanatics in the 18th century, and there was no greater honor for a victorious horse than having its portrait painted by George Stubbs.

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Post image for A Sinking Cherry Grove Portends a Future of Rising Tides

With each foot of sea level rise, four lines of cherry trees at the Climate Chronograph die.

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Articles

Harvard’s Garden of Glass Flowers Blooms Again

by Allison Meier on September 27, 2016

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The historic collection of glass flowers at the Harvard Museum of Natural History recently reopened after its first comprehensive renovation.

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Post image for The Grisly and Heroic Propaganda of the Doomed Franklin Expedition

This month, the infamously ill-fated Franklin Expedition returned to the headlines with the discovery of the missing HMS Terror.

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