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Show & Tell: Mapping Obama’s Speech
Show & Tell: Mapping Obama’s Speech

Obama’s inauguration speech, graphically facilitated in (almost) real time.

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Monday Music Muse: The Midnight Show
Monday Music Muse: The Midnight Show

A stride-stopping hit from Brooklyn’s notoriously hit-or-miss indie music scene.

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Vintage Russian Ads
Vintage Russian Ads

What Dostoevsky has to do with sausage art and bicycles.

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Famous Designers on Design: 5 Beautiful Book Covers
Famous Designers on Design: 5 Beautiful Book Covers

What the hate of Helvetica has to do with Nine Inch Nails and a three-legged lemon juicer.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Word-of-Mouths
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Word-of-Mouths

Salt mines, German sanatoriums, and how a social media rescue mission saved one lovable photographic underdog.

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The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff

How much a $4.99 radio actually costs and what 7 football fields are doing in the Amazon jungle.

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