This Is the Williamsburg of Your City: A Map of Hip America

What is your city's Williamsburg? What's its hippest—or formerly hippest—or sometimes just youngest—neighborhood, the one with the art galleries and the boutiques and the lines for brunch? (And what, for that matter, is its Bushwick, or "Next Williamsburg"?) If you don't know off the top of your head, don't worry. We… »1/29/14 3:28pm1/29/14 3:28pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Boys, State-by-State

As a companion to "Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls," the map above shows the most popular names for boys, by state, from 1960 to 2012. Once again, names that are the most popular nationwide for that year are colored, and all data come from the Social Security Administration. One note: For space reasons… »10/24/13 1:50pm10/24/13 1:50pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State

There will always be people out there picking weird names for their kids, but when you look at the choices that make their way to the top you'll see that Americans tend to play it safe. The maps above, based on data from the Social Security Administration, show the most popular baby names for girls by state, for… »10/18/13 8:30am10/18/13 8:30am

19th Century Map Of A Woman's Heart Definitely Drawn By Cynical Dude

American Antiquarian's latest exhibit "Beauty, Virtue, & Vice: Images of Women in Nineteenth-Century American Prints" features this map called "The Open Country of a Woman's Heart" by D. W. Kellogg. Though the art is supposedly "By A Lady," I'd suspect it was actually created by a lovelorn and cynical man. »11/17/11 6:45pm11/17/11 6:45pm

America's Netflix Queue, Presented In Handy Chart Form

Slacktory brings us this map of each state's top Netflix rentals. It's funny how many states coincide with movies about them — Braving Alaska, Montana Sky, The Oh In Ohio, The Alamo — so why is Maine's #1 choice is My Own Private Idaho? Oh, and Mississippi — Beverly Hills Chihuahua? You should ashamed of yourself. »7/12/11 9:15pm7/12/11 9:15pm