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Housing price changes

Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for The New York Times updated their housing prices graphic from a couple of years ago.…

Income inequality, real and personal

In a different take on the income inequality issue, the Economic Policy Institute, in collaboration with Periscopic, created Inequality Is. The Inequality.is website brings clarity to the national dialogue on…

Guide to Arrested Development jokes

In celebration of Arrested Development's return via Netflix, NPR combed through the jokes — obvious and obscure — and set them in a handy interactive guide. Arrested Development is back!…

Lego venn diagram

Profound.…

Stop motion video: Food you can buy for $5 in different countries

This stop motion video from BuzzFeed shows how much food you can buy for $5 USD in different countries. For example, five bucks will get you 7 pounds of rice…

Flowchart for movie time travel

Mr. Dalliard provides this handy flowchart to organize time travel movies. And yes, I immediately looked for Back to the Future and backtracked.…

Orbiting planets found by NASA Kepler mission

The Kepler mission by NASA has discovered more than 100 planets that orbit stars. Jonathan Corum for The New York Times visualized the ones with known size and orbit using…

Wealth distribution in America

This video clearly describes the distribution of wealth in America using a set of transitioning charts. The graphics are good. The explanation is better.…

Personal space per person in various countries

How much space is there per person in different countries? Andrew Bergmann for CNNMoney took a look. Population density measures the amount of people in a given area, generally per…

Distance to Mars

Long distances (and big numbers) can be difficult grasp. Designers Jesse Williams and David Paliwoda took a stab at it and made it easier to understand the distance from Mars.…

How a cab driver makes money

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cab drivers and chauffeurs make a median salary of $22,400 per year, or $10.79 an hour. (I believe that's not including tips.) Using…

How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy

Jessica Hagy, the one who made Venn diagrams on index cards popular, has a new book out today: How to be Interesting. You want to leave a mark, not a…

Choosing the right seat

It can be tricky picking the right seat at a dinner party. So much depends on how many people there are and what shape the table is. Luckily, Alex Cornell…

A dissection of movie trailers

Shan Carter, Amanda Cox, and Mike Bostock for The New York Times, analyzed movie trailers for five best picture nominees. The horizontal axis represents time elapsed during a trailer, and…

A visual exploration of US gun murders

Information visualization firm Periscopic just published a thoughtful interactive piece on gun murders in the United States, in 2010. It starts with the individuals: when they were killed, coupled with…

Billionaires of the world ranked and charted

How wealthy are the richest people in the world? How do they compare to each other, and how does their net worth change over time? Bloomberg just put up an…

Flowchart: Gandalf problem solving

The Lotr Project breaks down the thought process in the magical mind.…

Women as academic authors over the years

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a look at the percentage of academic papers published by women, over the past five centuries. The articles and authors described in this data…

NFL video screens compared

On news of the Houston Texans getting ready to build the largest video screens in professional sports, Reddit user dbeat compared the sizes of current NFL screens to the future…

Evolution of Batman logo, 1940-2012

Available in print. See also: a video version. Still no confirmation for whether or not if Batman in fact does smell or if Robin laid an egg.…

Your tax rate in 2012, and past rates since 1913

What is your effective tax rate now versus years past? Ritchie King made an interactive to show you. Having not been alive in the '50s or '60s, let alone filing…

An infographical look at Walking Dead kills over three seasons

Andrew Barr and Richard Johnson for the National Post took a detailed look at the who, what, and when of Walking Dead kills. While AMC lets The Walking Dead gang…