The History Of New York Hip-Hop In One Packed Map

As part of their ambitious 100 Years of New York Music coverage, New York magazine commissioned Sarah King—known for her dense, typographical illustrations—to make a map of notable hip-hop landmarks in the city. Check out 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, which may be the "birthplace of Hip-Hop," and the Stapleton… » 3/28/14 2:43pm 3/28/14 2:43pm

Over 2,500 American Breweries, On One Enormous Map

Continuing its excellent graphic beer coverage, Pop Chart Lab has put together a wall map of over 2,500 breweries across the United States. There are plenty of pockets of intense brewing activity—which are exactly where you'd expect them to be—but what's more fascinating are the lone outposts of production: Big Bend » 1/13/14 2:10pm 1/13/14 2:10pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Boys, State-by-State

As a companion to "Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls," the map above shows the most popular names for boys, by state, from 1960 to 2012. Once again, names that are the most popular nationwide for that year are colored, and all data come from the Social Security Administration. One note: For space reasons… » 10/24/13 12:57pm 10/24/13 12:57pm

Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Girls, State-by-State

There will always be people out there picking weird names for their kids, but when you look at the choices that make their way to the top you'll see that Americans tend to play it safe. The maps above, based on data from the Social Security Administration, show the most popular baby names for girls by state, for… » 10/18/13 2:53pm 10/18/13 2:53pm

Awesome Map: The United States Of America, By Regional Sport

What sport can each state lay claim to? The map above, by Josh Levin and Jess Fink of Slate, attempts to answer this fun but fascinating question, picking 51 sports to dish out across the country. The results range from awesome (mountain climbing in Colorado) to goofy (cornhole in Ohio) to extremely specific (16-inch… » 10/08/13 1:36pm 10/08/13 1:36pm

Facebook Data Now Give Us The Best Map Of College Football Fandom

Taking off from its outstanding NFL and college basketball maps, Facebook has compiled county-by-county data on which Top 25 college football teams have the most "likes" across the nation (click here for a larger image). With the usual caveat that many of the counties shown here have very few people, here are some… » 8/30/13 9:57am 8/30/13 9:57am