The Enlightened Happy Hour: An Interactive Drink Guide

As more restaurants make their nutrition information available, patrons are becoming all too aware of the shocking calorie counts behind some of their favorite menu items. Gut-busting appetizers like Chili’s Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Chips (1,520 calories), Cheesecake Factory’s Factory Nachos with Spicy Chicken (1,930 calories), or Outback Steakhouse’s Bloomin’ Onion (1,959 calories) are dangerously delicious.

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Our Newest Data + Design Project: Line Charts May!

We are happy to announce that the May contributions for the Data + Design Project are now up for your viewing pleasure! Each month we’ve been challenging a select and much appreciated group of designers to create something unique and interesting following some very simple rules. This month we challenged 4 talented folks to use the line chart to express an area of interest, and what they came up with is nothing short of superb: engaging designs ranging from analysis of deep sea exploration, New Zealand sheep, Argentine earthquakes and the confounding science of microwaving a tasty hot pocket… all represented by the humble line. For more on this fun project, or to see about being part of it, head to the main Data + Design page.

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Locating a Winner: March Madness Mapped

Where is that team from? It’s a question I often ask myself during March Madness. Marquette… isn’t that in Michigan? Nope, Wisconsin. Where the heck is Xavier? Oh yeah, in Ohio. Chances are that university you’re a little fuzzy on is in basketball country.

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Stopping Traffic: The Busiest NYC Subway Stops?

New York City, where half the population doesn’t own a car, is synonymous with Mass Transit. The MTA pegs subway and bus ridership at approximately seven million a day; and each year puts out a ridership report for subway and bus stations.

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The Data + Design Project: Pie Charts February

Here at Visual News, we’ve been looking for designers/illustrators to participate in an ongoing design series called the Data + Design Project. As an off-shoot of Column Five Media, we are ardent supporters of the union between data and design. Last month we started curating the Data + Design Project gallery as a way to show how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be. With the Visual News website getting over 1.1 million monthly visitors, 13,000 Facebook fans and 2,900 Twitter followers, we hope this can become a valuable resource for inspiration.

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Graphic Quote #6 – Saving Silverman

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies.

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Graphic Quote #5: Orange County

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies.

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Graphic Quote #4: Anchorman

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. Here’s the movie clip

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Graphic Quote #3: The Big Lebowski

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. Here’s the movie clip

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SOPA Venn Diagram

The Internet community has spoken and it appears U.S. lawmakers have listened…for now. Visual News was proud to join the January 18th black-out protest. We’re also excited to be back online sharing great visual content with you. That said, the fight is far from over. SOPA and PIPA have lost some support, but the lobbyists behind them will find new acronyms to disguise internet censorship legislation. We encourage you to stay vigilant with us in the fight against internet censorship.

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