Using beer review data to rank the best cities in the country
A case study on how the government censors TV in China.
«These removals reflect the government’s objective of encouraging particular identities and behaviors by eliminating mentions of any others.»
A journey of emotional awareness, where we uncover the power of naming and visualizing your feelings.
An introduction to aztec gods
Why some mathematicians argue the economy is designed to create a few super rich people – unless we stop it.
Our sophisticated A.I. judges your awful taste in music.
Do you recognize songs from history more than people your age?
Leaning on CSS to simplify the process.
In this post, I look at how to tackle a simple scroll-driven chart using six different libraries, and share my thoughts on each implementation.
If you wear women's clothes, you already know this. But now we've got the data to show it.
A visual essay about the (mis)representation of women in the news
Looking at how to make writing easier to read
«Writing text that can be understood by as many people as possible seems like an obvious best practice. But from news media to legal guidance to academic research, the way we write often creates barriers to who can read it. Plain language—a style of writing that uses simplified sentences, everyday vocabulary, and clear structure—aims to remove those barriers.»
An analysis of 2,000 books and how body parts are described, by gender.
Are 25 year olds really more random than 60 year olds?
We explain how your money gets from you to a streaming platform, and finally to an artist.
The songs that are popular, far away from you
«The world is a musical cornocopia of ‘hits.’ Some songs are national exports, crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries. Others conform to their native country’s borders.»
Why one of the Internet’s oldest images lives on without its subject’s consent
We’re going to show you a series of photos and ask you when each picture was taken.
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