Meg Neal looked at 12 unique and abandoned islands for Atlas Obscura.
Before Wonder Woman, there was Calafia.
In Canby, Oregon lives a creamery that turns milk into vodka.
La California (not LA, California) is home to over 1,000 people and unauthorised polling stations for US elections every four years.
Peter Lai's giant treasure trove of Japanese collectibles can be found in a Los Angeles warehouse.
Artist Karen Collins took extra care in creating the incredible African American Miniature Museum. This is her story.
Marion Stokes's video collection will be digitized by The Internet Archive in California.
If you visit Portugal, you might notice all the blue tiles. They're called azulejos and they're a major part of the country's heritage. They're used on walls, floors, and ceilings and depict the history and culture of Portugal. But as modernisation takes place, some of that heritage is lost for a wider cosmopolitan feel. That means …
A couple of regular dudes have made a career from collecting eccentric VHS tapes. They're known as the VHS Guys.
They know how to party for Halloween in San Francisco. Atlas Obscura wrote an article about Two Decades of San Francisco’s Wildest Queer Halloween Parties. Check out this excerpt from 1995: “This annual Halloween party is a victim of success [...] It simply got too big for its britches—although not all partygoers have bothered to …
Atlas Obscura has written a brilliant article about a Japanese women's magazine called Seitō.
A book about cats and how they talk. What's not to like?