Allison C Meier
Joined: Jul 11, 2016
Allison C. Meier is a writer and editor focused on visual culture and overlooked history. She is the former senior editor at Atlas Obscura, and more recently a staff writer at Hyperallergic. She has contributed to the New York Times, Public Domain Review, Wellcome Collection, JSTOR Daily, CityLab, Narratively, and other illustrious publications. She moonlights as a cemetery tour guide in New York City.
Vincent van Gogh's paintings of night skies, sunflowers, and Provence are among the world's most recognizable artworks—but his story is a complex one.
The 800-plus-year-old Parisian cathedral has centuries of French history built into its stone. Here are 13 things you might not know about it.
She was most powerful as a widow.
Much of what we know about the ancient world is thanks to Charlemagne.
Its most famous buildings were constructed in just a few decades.
Some of these have more stamps on their passport than you do.
Keep your eye out for these at the next garage sale.
These gems were hidden behind paint, wallpaper, and plaster.
STONES, BONES, AND WRECKS
A modernist novel, pioneering scientific work, and an irreplaceable Dickens.
Sarah Forbes Bonetta escaped slavery, but had little control over her destiny.
From fierce Bavarian wolpertingers to the wily wild haggis.
Her courage is reflected in her Sioux nickname, “Woman Walking Ahead."