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Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World
Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World

Celebrating a timeless voice with a timely message.

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Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers
Paleo-Pundit: 1963 Educational Film about Lasers

What microwave oscillators have to do with ray guns and the fundamentals of creativity.

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Colour Mania: A Global Spectrum of Unitone Design
Colour Mania: A Global Spectrum of Unitone Design

A global ethnography by way of design, or what chocolate packaging has to do with indie music.

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Life of Pi: Croatian Illustrator Takes on a Modern Classic
Life of Pi: Croatian Illustrator Takes on a Modern Classic

What perseverance in the face of rejection has to do with tigers and the quest for belonging.

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How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us
How Music and Language Mimicked Nature to Evolve Us

How auditory cheesecake was made with mother nature’s milk, or why our brains were not designed for reading.

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Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World
Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World

Playing the hurdy-gurdy, or why African-American jazz bands were banned in Australia until 1954.

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