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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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MetaMaus: Inside the Making of the Comic that Made History
MetaMaus: Inside the Making of the Comic that Made History

Why comics? Why mice? Why the Holocaust?

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Tales for Little Rebels: Radical Politics in Famous Children’s Books
Tales for Little Rebels: Radical Politics in Famous Children’s Books

What Dr. Seuss has to do with gender politics, or how Carl Sandburg carried out anti-war propaganda.

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All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed
All Nothing: Poetic 1978 Animated Allegory about Mankind’s Greed

Frédéric Back’s beautiful short film about harmony and the tragic entitlement of our species.

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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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Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran
Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran

Turning tragedy into a source of creativity, or why art doesn’t have to be street art to be politically subversive.

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