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E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media
E. B. White on the Free Press and the Evils of Corporate Interests in Media

“Sponsorship in the press is an invitation to corruption and abuse.”

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From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest
From Philosophy to Art, 10 Essential Books on Protest

What Billie Holiday has to do with Burma, growing your own marijuana, and the American Revolution.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

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Concord Free Press: Free Their Books and Their Minds Will Follow
Concord Free Press: Free Their Books and Their Minds Will Follow

Free press, priceless words, or what Paul Revere has to do with the future of grassroots publishing.

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5 Fantastic Daily Email Newsletters for a Better Life
5 Fantastic Daily Email Newsletters for a Better Life

What world peace has to do with dog soap and why everything you knew about baby carrots is wrong.

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Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web
Introducing The Curator’s Code: A Standard for Honoring Attribution of Discovery Across the Web

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The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff
The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff

A nine-month journey to find what we lost between fifteenth-century smelting and China’s factories.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two

How to get eaten by mushrooms, why we’re all African, and what language has to do with genetics.

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7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age
7 Platforms for Collaborative Creation for the Post-Industrial Age

Reining in the maker movement, or what 3-D printed bikinis have to do with adjustable-height dog dishes.

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Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine
Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine

The history and future of the Internet, algorithms vs. curators, reinventing education, and how to live with optimism.

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