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How Radio Broadcasting Works: An Animated Explanation from 1937
How Radio Broadcasting Works: An Animated Explanation from 1937

From oscillator to audience, or how the music of the orchestra travels from the studio to your home.

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Every Page of Moby-Dick, Illustrated
Every Page of Moby-Dick, Illustrated

Illustrated insights on love, hate, God, capitalism, and the rest of life via Herman Melville and found paper.

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Poets Ranked by Beard Weights
Poets Ranked by Beard Weights

Calculating aptitude by way of facial hair, or what Walt Whitman’s “hibernator” has to do with phrenology.

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The Anatomy of Influence: Mapping the Labyrinth of Literature
The Anatomy of Influence: Mapping the Labyrinth of Literature

What Leo Tolstoy can teach us about curation.

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What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition
What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition

How to get a tarantula off your southwest leg, or what Astérix has to do with religion and the Manhattan grid.

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Animation Pioneer Max Fleischer Illustrates 1944-1945 News Wires
Animation Pioneer Max Fleischer Illustrates 1944-1945 News Wires

From the most expensive kiss on record to university classes on how to choose and keep a husband.

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