Weekly wrap-up: April 1

The Smithsonian Libraries / Biodiversity Heritage Library has digitised gorgeous Art Nouveau and Art Deco prints of beetles, butterflies and more by Emile-Allian Seguy. Developers have expanded on an app that lets you block your wife. After the Paris Exposition, London wanted its own tower to attract attention (apparently the Tower of London was not enough). The…

QUICK REVIEW: Eiffel’s Tower by Jill Jonnes

And the World’s Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris, the Artists Quarreled, and Thomas Edison Became a Count An enticing and engrossing snapshot of one of (if not the) most recognizable landmarks in the world.  Author Jonnes brings together all of the tidbits and urban legends you’ve heard – and several you haven’t – to illustrate a…

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