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Celebrating the Art of Competitive Beard and Mustache Grooming
Celebrating the Art of Competitive Beard and Mustache Grooming

A lament for patience by way of Garibaldi, or what partial beards have to do with instant gratification.

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Hall of Femmes: The Female Icons of Graphic Design
Hall of Femmes: The Female Icons of Graphic Design

Four self-made women who shaped the course and voice of modern graphic design.

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Maphead: Exploring the Mystery of Why Maps Sing to Us
Maphead: Exploring the Mystery of Why Maps Sing to Us

What Lake Michigan has to do with Sweden, or why James Joyce was bored in geography class.

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Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right
Arthur C. Clarke Predicts the Future in 1964, Gets It Oddly Right

How to walk the line between futurism and absurdity, or why the satellite is more important than the A-bomb.

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The Ropes at Disney: 1943 Walt Disney Employee Handbook
The Ropes at Disney: 1943 Walt Disney Employee Handbook

“If you unwittingly slip off the beam, it will give you painless nudge in the right direction. Please read it carefully.”

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Gorgeous Grimm: 130 Years of Brothers Grimm Visual Legacy
Gorgeous Grimm: 130 Years of Brothers Grimm Visual Legacy

What evil stepmothers and conniving wolves have to do with understanding the future of reading.

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