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Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology
Green Porno: Isabella Rossellini Celebrates Animal Biology

How dolphins do it, or what the first rule of advertising has to do with expanding the market for biology.

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Inside the Mind of Kanye West: Typographic Phrenology
Inside the Mind of Kanye West: Typographic Phrenology

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The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book
The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book

A delightfully dark vintage alphabet book from mid-century illustrator Edward Gorey, the Tim Burton of his day.

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Retrofuturism Revisited: The Past Imagines the Future
Retrofuturism Revisited: The Past Imagines the Future

Flying cars! Spinning buildings! Voice AND color! …or what Disney has to do with Eve.

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The Englishman who Posted Himself
The Englishman who Posted Himself

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An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches
An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches

What superhuman sprinting has to do with democracy, the power of design and your kitchen sink drain.

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Lost States: The Stories of Lands that Never Were
Lost States: The Stories of Lands that Never Were

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Woodworking for Mere Mortals: 5 DIY Wooden Gadgets
Woodworking for Mere Mortals: 5 DIY Wooden Gadgets

What Zimbabwean pianos have to do with vintage maze games and tortillas.

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PICKED: Poetry Animations
PICKED: Poetry Animations

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Historical Milestones As Famous Pop Songs
Historical Milestones As Famous Pop Songs

What Lady Gaga has to do with the guillotine, or how ABBA took down Henry VIII’s wives.

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