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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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Creative Pause: Todd St. John & HunterGatherer
Creative Pause: Todd St. John & HunterGatherer

What preschoolers have to do with a dancing robot and Jack Johnson.

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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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Exactitudes: Cross-Cultural Photo-Anthropology Explores the Myth of Unique Identity
Exactitudes: Cross-Cultural Photo-Anthropology Explores the Myth of Unique Identity

Why we aren’t nearly as unique as we think, or what twelve Japanese school children have to do with twelve homeless people in Rotterdam.

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Monday Music Muse: Anathallo
Monday Music Muse: Anathallo

What a flugelhor has to do with the existential quest of twentysomethings.

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