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Annotation

A closer look into the meanings and histories of everyday documents, diagrams, maps, and images.

The Hothouse

Tracking the past and future spread of ragweed allergies

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Your Own Devices

The Right to Repair movement gains ground

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A Firm Hand

McKinsey goes to Rikers Island

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Divine Logic

Kurt Gödel’s last proof

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The Big Frieze

Cartoonist Ben Garrison’s MAGA in winter

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Measureless to Man

The art of mapping the underground

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Negative I.D.

Proving you’re safe to travel

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Shelter in Place

The democratic designs of J.B.S. Haldane

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False Prophets

How to forge a Dead Sea Scroll

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Signs of the Covenant

The old media of the ultra-Orthodox

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Abstract Expression

The former Yugoslavia’s enigmatic memorial architecture

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If I’m to Go

How to fight a deportation

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The Haunted House

What privacy looks like on Google Street View

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The Counter-Monument

Disempowering a memorial to Fascism

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Out of Africa

The legacy of colonialism threatens the future of genetic research

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The Birds

Amazon dreams of a drone-filled sky

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Bite Marks

What a dental x-ray reveals about poverty

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Slash Fictions

A vandalized painting and the legacy of Ivan the Terrible

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Paper Terrorism

Anti-government vigilantes wield a subtle weapon

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Suspicious Minds

Artificial intelligence and the expanding reach of the police

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House Hunters Transnational

Israel’s economic settlers in the West Bank

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An Energy-Generating Beaver Dam

Thinking small to end the era of big dams

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Death of a General

The American military’s failure to prevent an insider attack

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Mad Magazines

Underground comics come to Egypt

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