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Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget
Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creative Person Should Remember But We Often Forget

What T.S. Eliot has to do with genetics and the optimal investment theory for your intellectual life.

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From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits
From Francis Bacon to Hobbes to Turing: George Dyson on the History of Bits

What Sir Francis Bacon has to do with the dawn of the Internet and the inner workings of your iPhone.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most  Important Thing to Know About the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Space, Politics, and the Most Important Thing to Know About the Universe

What our sense connectedness has to do with NASA’s budget and the osmosis of rationality and intuition.

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Ralph Ellison on Fiction as a Voice for Injustice, a Chariot of Hope, and a Lens on the Human Experience
Ralph Ellison on Fiction as a Voice for Injustice, a Chariot of Hope, and a Lens on the Human Experience

“Fiction … can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.”

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Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith
Religion for Atheists: Alain de Botton on What Education and the Arts Can Learn from Faith

How to glean secular models for engagement and inspiration from religious rituals.

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A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933
A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933

On the Bostoncentricity of literature, or what “our first man of letters” has to do with Poe.

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