Archive: Ben Marks

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GGWoman

Google Glassholes: High-Tech Visionaries or Fashion Victims?

 
Rupp On Tap

Beer Money and Babe Ruth: Why the Yankees Triumphed During Prohibition

 

 

Amy Monarch 1

The Government-Surplus Machines That Power a Cutting-Edge Science Museum

 

 

Standing on Mountains

Mysterious Railway Posters Depict the Dreamy Allure of Deco-Era Japan

 

 

SchoolsGreenLight

Good, Clean Fun: This Rock Star Parties Hard (with Hot Wheels and Wacky Packs)

 

 

FestHall

Pulling Out All the Stops to Save a 40-Ton, 100-Year-Old World’s Fair Pipe Organ

 

 

Storybook Apocalypse: Beasts, Comets, and Other Signs of the End Times

 

 

The Beatles 1964 American Tour Las Vegas

Being The Beatles: Untold Stories from the Fab Four’s Legendary North American Tours

 

 

PCCover

What’s Behind the Widespread Obsession With Rock-Concert Screenprints

 

 

Mez560

Rise of the Machines: Tractors and the End of Rural America

 

 

Women and Children: The Secret Weapons of World War I Propaganda Posters

 

 

Treats or Tricks? Unfortunate Vintage Candy Wrappers

 

 

The Dawn of DIY: When it Was Hip to Stitch

 

 

Extraordinary Collection of Counterculture Literature Up for Auction

 

 

Will an Inverted Jenny Turn the Stamp World Upside Down Again?

 

 

My Goodness! Guinness Collectors Snap Up Secret Stash of Unpublished Advertising Art

 

 

Dr. Blankenstein, the Mad Scientist of Analog Synthesizers and Atari Punks

 

 

How a Gang of Harmonica Geeks Saved the Soul of the Blues Harp

 

 

Copper Chronicles: How a Shipyard Worker Hammered Artillery Shells into Art

 

 

Trailing Angela Davis, from FBI Flyers to ‘Radical Chic’ Art

 

 

Our Dad, the Water Witch of Wyoming

 

 

The Unfiltered History of Rolling Papers, Plus Tommy Chong’s Big Fat Jamaican Vacation

 

 

Gloriously Grotesque 19th-Century Pipes

 

 

Say Ahhh: An Oral Surgeon’s Quest to Reimagine the Garage-Band Guitar

 

 

Blood, Sweat, and Steel: My Afternoon with the Ace of Swords

 

 

Lucas-Tesla Project to Give Drivers a Charge While They Watch a Movie

 

 

The Mao Mango Cult of 1968 and the Rise of China’s Working Class

 

 

Welcome to the Retro-Futuristic World of Laurent Durieux

 

 

Classic New Year’s Eve Rock Posters

 

 

John Lennon’s Oddly Patronizing Letter to Eric Clapton Up For Auction

 

 

Priceless Tiffany Collection Flees One Earthquake Zone, Lands in Another

 

 

Unraveling the Ancient Riddles of Chinese Jewelry

 

 

The High Price of a Degree in LSD

 

 

The Cold, Hard Truth About Popsicles

 

 

A Quiet Voice in the Noisy World of Rock

 

 

Dawn of the Flick: The Doctors, Physicists, and Mathematicians Who Made the Movies

 

 

Real Hollywood Thriller: Who Stole Jaws?

 

 

Could There Be a Treasure in Your Toilet?

 

 

The VW Bug’s Rare and Quirky Czech Mate

 

 

The Sources of Psychedelic Art? Drugs, But Also Picasso and the Fire-Bombing of Tokyo

 

 

Blueprint for the Occupy Movement? Read the Protest Manifestos of the 1960s

 

 

Who Killed American Kitsch?

 

 

Does Facebook Have a Secret Paper Fetish?

 

 

Rockin’ at the Rollarena, Pre-Summer of Love

 

 

During the Civil War, Some People Got Rich Quick By Minting Their Own Money

 

 

Before Sesame Street and Electric Mayhem, a Crude Kermit Lip Synced Pop Standards

 

 

If ‘Pan Am’ Takes a Nosedive, It Won’t Be For a Lack of Authentic, Vintage Props

 

 

Scopitone: ’60s Music Videos You’ve Never Seen

 

 

Psychedelic Poster Pioneer Wes Wilson on The Beatles, Doors, and Bill Graham

 

 

Barbed Wire, From Cowboy Scourge to Prized Relic of the Old West

 

 

Lucite in the Sky with Diamonds

 

 

Modern Metallics: Monet Costume Jewelry

 

 

Found Photos: When Rock Lost Its Innocence

 

 

1951 Maserati GP, Low Miles, Needs Paint

 

 

Why Would Anyone Collect Nazi?

 

 

Mondo: The Monster of Modern Movie Posters

 

This 1959 Goggomobil Is Insanely Cute and Gets 55 MPG. Why Can’t Detroit Do That?

 

 

The Woman Behind Bettie Page

 

 

Kem Weber: The Mid-Century Modern Designer Who Paved the Way for IKEA

 

 

The Day Johnny Cash Flipped Off Jim Marshall

 

 

The Folklore and Fashion of Japanese Netsuke

 

 

Devils, Doves, and World War I: The Rock-n-Roll Posters of Gary Houston

 

 

American Picker Dream, Part II: Mike Wolfe On Enduros and Land Rockets

 

 

American Picker Dream, Part I: Mike Wolfe On His Love Affair With Bikes

 

 

A Life of Cards, From Bridge to Magic

 

 

The Storybook-Psychedelic Rock Posters of Marq Spusta

 

 

How My Pal Pete Got On Antiques Roadshow

 

 


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