The Last Blockbuster Video Store in America

From 9,000 stores in 2004 to just one last hold-out today, Blockbuster has suffered under the hands of digital rentals and modern consumer habits. Located in the central Oregon city of Bend, Sandi Harding’s Blockbuster isn’t just there for pictures—she’s actually renting out films. She insists that not so much has changed, saying “IBM computers are running the same floppy disks from the 1990s,” according …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Body positive Barbie, the chattiest state in America and the surprising truth about Earth's birth in this week's look at the web

1. Earth is Actually Two Planets Fused Together A new study conducted by UCLA researchers has uncovered an astonishing twist to the formation of Earth: it’s actually two planets fused together. Existing research had shown that a rogue planet, called Theia, had sideswiped Earth about 4.5 billion years ago, leading to the formation of the Moon. Now, scientists believe that two planets actually collided head …

The Chattiest States in the US

Market analytics firm Marchex analyzed over two million phone calls made between 2013 and 2015 to determine the fastest, slowest and most verbose states in the US. Turns out, the results aren’t too far off of what you might already expect. New Yorkers pulled way ahead of other states in terms of word density while states in the south showcased their southern drawl with slower …

Paula Wallace’s Top Spots in Savannah, Georgia

For this year’s SCADstyle—an annual event celebrating design in the city of Savannah, Georgia—Savannah College of Art and Design founder Paula Wallace helped guide fashion designers around the southern city. Juan Carlos Obando, Claire Vivier, Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED Project, and Irene Neuwirth and Amy Smilovic of Tibi were all treated to her top places to shop, eat and explore. If you’re visiting Savannah …

America’s Changing Pot Laws Mapped

In observation of 4/20, the world’s unofficial cannabis celebration, TIME has compiled a map and timeline of America’s evolving state laws regarding recreational and medical marijuana use. The interactive data visualizations pull data from the Marijuana Policy Project and the National Conference of State Legislatures to illustrate nearly 20 years of pot decriminalization—beginning with California’s decision to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.