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Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes
Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes

What the London skyline has to do with asparagus, rhubarb, and Pink Floyd.

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The Ecstasy of Influence: Jonathan Lethem on the Author as a Public Intellectual
The Ecstasy of Influence: Jonathan Lethem on the Author as a Public Intellectual

A self-conscious reflection on literary self-consciousness, or what David Foster Wallace’s true gift really was.

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A Manifesto for the Spirit of Journalism circa 1940
A Manifesto for the Spirit of Journalism circa 1940

Recentering lessons in idealism for journalism 2.0 from the golden age of journalism 1.0.

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Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors: The Physical Underbelly of the Internet
Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors: The Physical Underbelly of the Internet

An anatomical tour of the Internet by way of 60 Hudson Street, a nondescript epicenter of global data traffic.

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Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals
Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals

Earth’s creatures like you’ve never seen them before.

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From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography
From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography

What Virginia Woolf’s writing table has to do with Darwin’s countryside cottage and Freud’s final couch.

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