Laura C. Mallonee

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The Library of Congress has acquired 540 stereoscopes from Robin G. Stanford, an 87-year-old grandmother from Houston, Texas, who’s spent the past four decades doggedly collecting them.

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Post image for Historian Cracks a Code and Discovers a Possible Portrait of Shakespeare

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,” William Shakespeare wrote in a stanza from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Post image for Soaking in the Materiality of the Vatican

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For those who can’t travel to the Vatican, a photographic series by Massimo Listro offers a chance to wander imaginatively through its halls.

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Post image for When A Benefit Against Censorship Gets Censored

A New York benefit show for the National Coalition Against Censorship cancelled last week over allegedly offensive material will go on at a new venue — though without the Mohammed-themed play that first started the controversy.

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Post image for British Scientists Find Trove of Animal Mummies with No Bones

It sounds like the beginnings of a detective tale: researchers in the UK recently scanned 300 animal mummies from Egypt only to discover that a full third held no bodies.

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Post image for High School Art Showing Police Violence Spawns Social Media Outrage

When a New Jersey high school art department turned its gym into a temporary gallery last Tuesday, it couldn’t have predicted the controversy that would follow.

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Post image for Shigeru Ban and Other Architects to Build Shelters for Nepal Earthquake Survivors

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.

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Post image for Living the Ruff Life in New York City

When photographer Erik Carter first moved to Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, he noticed an unusual number of pit bulls in the area.

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Post image for Travel to Space (and Back in Time) with Vintage NASA Photos

In the early 20th century, the world watched in anticipation as Stetson-capped explorers disappeared into the Amazon jungle.

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Post image for An Artistic History of Death

Memento Mori — Looking at Death in Art and Illustration at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery considers death’s role in society over the past 500 years.

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