Allison Meier

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According to an Italian Egyptologist, one of the Egyptian Museum of Cairo’s most prized ancient paintings could be a 19th-century archeological forgery.

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Last week, the first of 100 signs that are part of an initiative to rethink parking was installed in Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Post image for Navigating Brooklyn from the 17th to the 21st Centuries

Brooklyn has long touted its status as the unofficial fourth largest city in the United States, if not for the so-called “great mistake of 1898″ — the consolidation of New York City.

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At death in the United States we are faced with two options: burial or cremation.

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Post image for An Architectural Competition to Reimagine the World’s Most Remote Human Settlement

Despite an active volcano, intense winds, and a location 10 days by boat from its nearest neighbor, Edinburgh of the Seven Seas — the most remote human settlement in the world — has endured for nearly two centuries.

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Post image for Drawings by a Ladies’ Man: Impressions of Leonard Cohen

Alongside his prolific career as a singer-songwriter, Leonard Cohen has been a poet, a novelist, a monk in Los Angeles, and, perhaps most obscurely, an artist.

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Post image for Undermined by Mining, Swedish Town Plans to Move Two Miles East

Kiruna, Sweden, must move or be destroyed. The state-run LKAB iron ore mine that was the impetus for the town in 1900 has dug so far below its streets, residents have to move or risk plunging into the earth.

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Post image for How to Build a Cocktail, Visualized

Back in 1974, a curious construction-style chart of cocktails was made by some employees of the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on April 3, 2015

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People who saw a Ming Dynasty painting and calligraphy show at the National Palace Museum in Taipei in 2014, making it the most popular exhibition of the year = 1,131,788

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Post image for Impressions of New York City Streets Captured in Clay

Artists Liene Bosquê and Nicole Seisler are roaming the streets of the Lower East Side in April with a cart full of clay, ready to be pressed by willing hands onto the built environment.

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