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The Etymology of “Hangover”
The Etymology of “Hangover”

What George Washington and coarse French fabric have to do with the language of drunkenness.

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A History of Reading
A History of Reading

“Writing freezes the moment. Reading is forever.”

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Who Could It Be At This Hour? Lemony Snicket Asks All The Wrong Questions
Who Could It Be At This Hour? Lemony Snicket Asks All The Wrong Questions

An irreverent story of secrets in black, gray, and blue.

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Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom
Susan Sontag on the Creative Purpose of Boredom

“Most of the interesting art of our time is boring.”

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100 Ideas That Changed Art
100 Ideas That Changed Art

From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another.

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Anaïs Nin on Parenting, Character, and Personal Responsibility
Anaïs Nin on Parenting, Character, and Personal Responsibility

“We cannot always place responsibility outside of ourselves, on parents, nations, the world, society, race, religion.”

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