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Reads by Maria Popova

Biology-Inspired Art
Biology-Inspired Art

Swine flu, eye color, and what fractals have to do with gene sequences.

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Book Spotlight: Design Revolution
Book Spotlight: Design Revolution

What soccer balls have to do with blind children and water transportation in Africa.

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Valentino: The Last Emperor
Valentino: The Last Emperor

Quirk, glamor, and what six pugs have to do with the epic battle of art versus commerce.

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Film Spotlight: GLASS
Film Spotlight: GLASS

What roller coasters have to do with German opera and Martin Scorsese.

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Found, Photographed, Imagined: Habitat Machines
Found, Photographed, Imagined: Habitat Machines

Digital deconstruction, or what our past, our future, and a waffle iron have in common.

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Graphic Novel Granddaddy: Lynd Ward’s Woodcuts
Graphic Novel Granddaddy: Lynd Ward’s Woodcuts

Iconic engravings, or what The Great Depression has to do with the art of light and darkness.

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