The Pudding is a digital publication that explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays.
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How difficult was it to obtain artificial light before the 19th century? Well...
A look at representation and inclusivity in crossword puzzles.
We’re going to show you some photos and ask you when each picture was taken.
We examined 271 presidential designs from 1968–2020.
We found names that could be “other Karens,” "male Karens," and “future Karens.”
Stories, facts, and pixel art drawings of hundreds of masked wrestlers.
We looked at 19 years of albums to find out what gets the black bar.
Investigating when big hair was at its height.
Exploring the usage, evolution, and perception of digital laughter.
Finding the shortest route between UK pubs of the same name.
How does popular media see our generation?
Since the 1990s names that arch over jerseys have become more common.
We looked at 19 years of covers to see Vogue represents women of all shades.
How often do women’s issues appear in party platform documents over time?
An analysis of 12 decades of New York Times headlines
Watch as the design of the iconic Air Jordan morphs over the last 33 editions.
You already know this. But now we've got the data to show it.
How “gayborhoods” in 15 major American cities are divided by gender
The greatest single-season anomalies in the last 30 years