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Stitching the Stars: Trailblazing Astronomer Maria Mitchell on the Needle as an Instrument of the Mind and Why Women Are Better Suited for Astronomy Than Men
Stitching the Stars: Trailblazing Astronomer Maria Mitchell on the Needle as an Instrument of the Mind and Why Women Are Better Suited for Astronomy Than Men

“The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.”

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Weather, Weather: Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler’s Lyrical Illustrated Celebration of the Elements
Weather, Weather: Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler’s Lyrical Illustrated Celebration of the Elements

A dreamlike meditation on our elemental companion.

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Genes and the Holy G: Siddhartha Mukherjee on the Dark Cultural History of IQ and Why We Can’t Measure Intelligence
Genes and the Holy G: Siddhartha Mukherjee on the Dark Cultural History of IQ and Why We Can’t Measure Intelligence

“If the history of medical genetics teaches us one lesson, it is to be wary of precisely such slips between biology and culture… Genes cannot tell us how to categorize or comprehend human diversity; environments can, cultures can, geographies can, histories can.”

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This Is Not a Picture Book: An Irreverent Illustrated Ode to Why We Read
This Is Not a Picture Book: An Irreverent Illustrated Ode to Why We Read

Charming cartography for the emotional voyages on which books take us.

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Descartes on the Cure for Indecision
Descartes on the Cure for Indecision

“There are no grounds for fear of the unknown: for often the things we most dreaded, before we experienced them, turn out to be better than those we desired.”

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An Artist’s Life Manifesto: Marina Abramović’s Rules of Life, Solitude, and Silence
An Artist’s Life Manifesto: Marina Abramović’s Rules of Life, Solitude, and Silence

“An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky.”

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