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How the Dutch Do Title Sequences
How the Dutch Do Title Sequences

What steampunk, broccoli and an electrocuted apple have to do with celebrating indiscriminate curiosity.

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Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters
Mythical Beasts & Modern Monsters

Beastly bullies, meek monsters, and why Donald Duck is finally proven totally useless.

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One Cubic Foot of Life
One Cubic Foot of Life

Lap-sized habitats, or what Central Park gardens and Polynesian reefs have in common.

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The Century of the Self: A Fascinating BBC Documentary About the Rise of Consumerism and Democracy
The Century of the Self: A Fascinating BBC Documentary About the Rise of Consumerism and Democracy

An four-part probe into the depths of consumerism and democracy, and how those in power used Freud’s theories to manipulate the masses.

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The Corners Project
The Corners Project

Bankers, b-boys, and why diversity and solidarity are not NYC’s strangest bedfellows.

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Philosophical Timecapsule of Today: Wisdom
Philosophical Timecapsule of Today: Wisdom

Intelligent insight, the fountain of youth, or what’s love got to do with it.

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