Inside the Fast-Paced World of American Flat Track Racing

The racing world's lesser-known discipline proves as exhilarating as its counterparts

Formed in 1932 by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Class A Pro Flat Track Racing was the USA’s original extreme sport. Like the early days of the Grand Prix, where carmakers put new technologies to the test, American Flat Track (AFT) was a stage for motorcycle companies to try out innovations that would later be applied to street bikes. Competition in any field yields fertile …

The Fabric of India

A slideshow of images from the book accompanying the V&A exhibition

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition “The Fabric of India” is coming to a close this weekend, the accompanying hardcover book is surprisingly comprehensive—offering extensive research and accessible knowledge, as much as it inspires through vivid imagery. Featuring historic pieces (some dating …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Love with no labels, holding back tears and why Indian food tastes so good in this week's look at the web

1. Internet Slang in Sign Language Each year, dozens of new words ease themselves into our vocabulary, but when it comes to sign language, the progression isn’t so natural. With words and phrases like “duck face,” “photobomb,” and “Emoji” being added to our daily jargon, the American Sign Language community must work together to find universal gestures that exemplify each new term. As Hopes&Fears finds …