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Reads by Maria Popova

Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting
Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting

Why your grandmother’s favorite pastime proves mathematicians are a bunch of clueless hacks.

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The Housing Crisis in 3D
The Housing Crisis in 3D

What Donkey Kong has to do with the global economic landslide.

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As Seen On Earth: The Infinite Photograph
As Seen On Earth: The Infinite Photograph

A portrait of Earth painted with 300,000 brushes, or why editorial curation and user-generated content can be friends.

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Film Spotlight: Paper Heart
Film Spotlight: Paper Heart

Decheesing love, or how Michael Cera went from cameo to Romeo in a never-signed-up-for-it way.

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Monday Music Muse: Brain-Picking Ghost Away
Monday Music Muse: Brain-Picking Ghost Away

What Radiohead and Japanese cuisine have in common, or why the future of the music business is in the hands of those who just love making it.

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Lynching Moby
Lynching Moby

The antidote to selling out, or what a 6-year-old has to do with a Beatles reunion.

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