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John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne
John Keats’s Exquisite Love Letter to Fanny Brawne

“Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”

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James Baldwin on the Revelation That Taught Him How to Truly See
James Baldwin on the Revelation That Taught Him How to Truly See

“He taught me how to see, and how to trust what I saw.”

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Weathering: Poet Fleur Adcock’s Sublime Eulogy for Growing Older
Weathering: Poet Fleur Adcock’s Sublime Eulogy for Growing Older

An ode to the art of growing indifferent to mirrors and to what your soul may wear over its complexion.

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The Story of How Alice in Wonderland Was Born and Amanda Palmer’s Magnificent Brass Band Cover of “White Rabbit”
The Story of How Alice in Wonderland Was Born and Amanda Palmer’s Magnificent Brass Band Cover of “White Rabbit”

“One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small…”

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Why We Read: Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on What Books Do for the Human Spirit
Why We Read: Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on What Books Do for the Human Spirit

“Homo Ludens with a book is free… free — and no other hobby can promise this — to eavesdrop on Montaigne’s arguments or take a quick dip in the Mesozoic.”

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Story Behind Newton’s Famous Metaphor for How Knowledge Progresses
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Story Behind Newton’s Famous Metaphor for How Knowledge Progresses

How hubris and humility conspired in illuminating the nature of creativity.

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