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Glorious Vintage Photos of Early Australian Bike Culture from the Beginning of the 20th Century
Glorious Vintage Photos of Early Australian Bike Culture from the Beginning of the 20th Century

What a handlebar koala has to do with skipping 1000 miles from Melbourne to Adelaide.

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Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later
Henri’s Walk to Paris: Legendary Designer Saul Bass’s Only Children’s Book, Resurrected Half a Century Later

Half a century of anticipation, or what Parisian buses have to do with little yellow birds.

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From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come
From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come

On “people taking the lousy hands they’d been dealt and dreaming them into music of great consequence.”

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Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography
Ira Glass on the Secret of Success in Creative Work, Animated in Kinetic Typography

On grit, the art of storytelling, and bridging the gap between good taste and great work.

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Why Everything is Connected to Everything Else, Explained in 100 Seconds
Why Everything is Connected to Everything Else, Explained in 100 Seconds

Rockstar physicist Brian Cox uses quantum mechanics to illustrate one of the deepest truths of existence.

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Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005
Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005

What evolution has to do with unsent letters and everything that’s wrong with war.

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