In Focus: America: 50 States in 50 Photos
In the past, I’ve composed many photo essays that took viewers on virtual tours of distant countries. Today, I decided to do the same thing, but focus closer to home, collecting one recent photograph from each of the 50 states in the United States of America. The photographs are not necessarily meant to represent the whole of any state. They are simply interesting, noteworthy, beautiful, or otherwise caught my eye. Sit back and enjoy a quick jaunt around the USA in 50 photographs from mid-2012.
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I bet you can’t guess what Wisconsin’s image is. Hint: No cheese, airplanes, beer or brats.
As school starts here in Oshkosh, here are some historic images of school in the city taken from the Oshkosh Public Museum’s digital archive.
If you haven’t lost hours of your time sifting through their archive. You really need to do so. It’s a blast.
(All images courtesy of the Oshkosh Public museum.)
Daily chart: which countries have the highest rates of cannabis use? There are between 119m and 224m users of cannabis. The Pacific island of Palau reports the highest rate: nearly a quarter of people aged 15 to 64 smoked pot in the past year. Italians and Americans also like to get high.
Photo: Americans apparently like to get high. Especially when compared to rest of world. But does this mean anything?
A quick sneak peek at the Northwestern’s coming iPhone app and tablet-dedicated site. Tired of the desktop site, you’ll have multiple other options to consume your news coming next week. Pretty exciting!