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Short Film Spotlight: Synesthesia
Short Film Spotlight: Synesthesia

Edible records, cookable books and a generous serving of delicious art direction.

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Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process
Clay Shirky on Social Media, News and the Democratic Process

The news on news, or what Twitter has to do with democracy.

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Animation Spotlight: The Chimney Sweep
Animation Spotlight: The Chimney Sweep

What a paper airplane has to do with the quiet art of being human.

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Independent Film Spotlight: Future Weather
Independent Film Spotlight: Future Weather

How a 13-year-old is giving Al Gore a run for his money, or why indie is alive and well.

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Wego Motel: Soap
Wego Motel: Soap

What a motel has to do with Taiwanese soap and the reputation of the ad industry.

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Philanthropy Spotlight: 100 Girls Back to School
Philanthropy Spotlight: 100 Girls Back to School

What 100 girls in Asia have to do with Copa Cabana beaches, or why private-sector philanthropy is the real global game-changer.

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