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Brian X. Chen on How the iPhone Changed Everything
Brian X. Chen on How the iPhone Changed Everything

Business advice from Steve Jobs, or why everything you knew about multitasking might be wrong.

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Obsessive Consumption: Life in a Material World, Illustrated
Obsessive Consumption: Life in a Material World, Illustrated

How a visual record of consumerism is paving the way for mindful consumption.

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Kurt Vonnegut: Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut: Armageddon in Retrospect

Unspoken speeches, the root of Beethoven’s misanthropy, and why we need a secretary of the future.

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Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology
Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology

How dolphins do it, or what the first rule of advertising has to do with expanding the market for biology.

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The Vowels: A Ken Burns Parody
The Vowels: A Ken Burns Parody

What the secret quasi-history of vowels has to do with the Founding Fathers’ prankstership.

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John Lithgow Reads Mark Twain, Live-Illustrated
John Lithgow Reads Mark Twain, Live-Illustrated

What a chronically sleepy man has to do with litmus tests of literary success.

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