Vendor: Pop Chart Lab
A multicolored plotting of metropolitan pour-houses, this carefully crafted and curated map features over 200 artisanal cocktail lounges, wine bars, biergartens, tequila bars, whiskey joints, and other first-rate drinking institutions across the greater New York City area. From The Dead Rabbit in Manhattan to Bierkraft in Brooklyn to Crescent & Vine in Queens, this besotted survey of potation-providers is a drink-lover’s guide to the high quality craft alcohol of NYC, and a veritable MUST VISIT checklist for those of discerning taste and durable liver. Includes a color-coded key and maximalist design that charts the major genres of drinkeries across 3 boroughs, 4 bridges, and multiple generations of blithe imbibing.
18″ x 24″
Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, and comes packaged in a Pop Chart Lab Test Tube. See below for finishing options, and note that framed prints require an additional 3-4 business days of processing time.
Using 100 lb. archival recycled stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this poster is pressed on an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks in Long Island City.
This print is available for preorder. Orders containing it will begin shipping Tuesday, 29 April.
Chinese tourists are spending a lot
We calculated musical taste scores using data from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (via the Martin Prosperity Institute) and state level music preferences from Wikipedia. The scores include music genre preference survey data and genre performer concentrations by metro, weighted by that metro’s influence on the music scene. We took the scores for each metro and used a spatial statistics method called nearest neighbors to create the heatmap.
By Nik Freeman
China is becoming wealthy and urban, but with people left behind
THIS week’s special report on China considers the impact of the largest migration from the countryside to cities that the world has seen. When China started its economic liberalisation in the late 1970s, fewer than 18% of its citizens lived in cities. Now more than half do. The country’s urban population has grown by some 500 million; more than the population of America and three Britains. But for all the spectacular economic and social change this has entailed, there are two striking oddities. The first is that one third of urban residents are still classified for many purposes as living in the countryside and thus are shut out of urban public services. The second is a consequence of this: the pace of urbanisation in China has been slower than in several other countries during comparable periods of economic takeoff. Our interactive chart above shows urbanisation…Continue reading
What believers save for their suffering
LENT ends today, Holy Thursday. After 40 days of fasting and reflecting, the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics can prepare for Easter—and finally sink their teeth into a chocolate bar, light up a cigarette, quaff a coffee or pour themselves a well-deserved single malt. Though the faithful give up life’s material luxuries for spiritual purposes, their wallets also benefit. Looking at the most common items that people eschew—like alcohol, cigarettes and fast food—Catholics living in Dublin will have saved the most, around $ 780 if they resisted all the vices in our index. Cutting out 20 cigarettes a day makes up the bulk of the savings, $ 468. Meanwhile in Lisbon, where the prices of similar goods are less, Catholics wouldn’t even save that amount if they gave up all the daily treats. In Nigeria, where around 15% are Catholic, those in Lagos would save most by denying themselves fast food. Wine and beer save believers the most cash in São Paulo, Brazil, the country home to the most Catholics in the world.