Other lost-history collections

Oth­er pub­li­ca­tions — books, mag­a­zines, note­books, jour­nals, blogs, what­ev­er — that are like The Dossiers in that they pri­mar­i­ly con­tain arti­cles or entries on obscure, weird, strange, odd or eso­teric top­ics, for­got­ten, lost or secret histories, inter­est­ing ideas, etc.




  • For over a decade, Mys­ter­ies of Cana­da has been pub­lish­ing arti­cles online about the histor­i­cal, geo­graph­ic and mytho­log­i­cal odd­i­ties and leg­ends of Cana­da.

  • Week­end Stub­ble,” a blog by writer Paul Collins, who fre­quent­ly links (and writes) on odd sub­jects and lost histories. See also Collins’ New Sci­en­tist arti­cles and his book, [amazonify]312300336::text::::Ban­vard’s Fol­ly: Thir­teen Tales of Peo­ple Who Did­n’t Change the World[/amazonify] (Pic­a­dor 2002).

  • Rex Research, a site of “Infor­ma­tion Folios of col­lect­ed arti­cles about sup­pressed, dor­mant, or emerg­ing Sci­ences, Tech­nolo­gies, Inven­tions, The­o­ries, Ther­a­pies, and mis­cel­la­neous Alter­na­tives that offer some Hope of help­ing to Lib­er­ate Human­i­ty from itself,” a mix of HTML and PDF doc­u­ments, going since 1982. Robert A. Nel­son, pro­prietor.

  • Aban­doned Places, a Live­jour­nal com­mu­ni­ty of peo­ple who find and photograph every con­ceiv­able type of inter­est­ing “place” that has been, yes, aban­doned.

  • Sim­i­lar­ly, FutureCity is a Live­jour­nal com­mu­ni­ty post­ing con­tem­po­rary photos of the city.

  • DIY, cre­ative, inter­est­ing and unusu­al hacks and projects are detailed at the online zine House Hack­er.

  • Makezine’s hacks sec­tion cov­ers sim­i­lar ground as House Hack­er (above).


First published on March 3rd, 2009 at 11:27 am (EST) and last modified on March 8th, 2009 at 6:32 pm (EST).

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