The five best design links, every weekday


Ranking the Biggest NBA Finals Carry Jobs

It is mostly LeBron James.

The Pudding Cup 2020

The best visual and data-driven stories of 2020.

Live Music Jukebox

An auditory comparison of 770 artists’ live and studio tracks

How Bad Is Your Spotify?

Our sophisticated A.I. judges your awful taste in music.

Who’s in the Crossword?

A look at representation and inclusivity in crossword puzzles.

Defining the ’90s Music Canon

Quantifying the songs that will characterize the ’90s

The Physical Traits that Define Men and Women in Literature

An analysis of 2,000 books and how body parts are described, by gender.

You Know Karen

She’s been having a moment — and that’s not a good thing. Using baby name data, we found other names that are equally as “Karen” as Karen.

Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

This is a music challenge, testing how well you recognize historic hits.

Laughing OnLine

Laughter is complex. In real life it can be hard to tell the real from the fake.

A People Map of the US

Where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia'ed resident.

Making Internet Things, Part 2: Design

A few months ago, I put together the first part of a guide to help people who wanted to start delving into the storytelling we do at The Pudding.

The Gyllenhaal Experiment

The many ways to misspell the hardest names in pop culture.

Let's Learn About Waveforms

An interactive guide that introduces and explores waveforms.