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Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life: Ray Bradbury on Creative Purpose in the Face of Rejection
Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life: Ray Bradbury on Creative Purpose in the Face of Rejection

“The blizzard doesn’t last forever; it just seems so.”

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C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction
C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction

“Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.”

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20 of Today’s Most Exciting Artists and Illustrators Reimagine the Paper Plane
20 of Today’s Most Exciting Artists and Illustrators Reimagine the Paper Plane

What the quintessential childhood staple teaches us about the bounds of the imagination.

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100 Ideas That Changed Film
100 Ideas That Changed Film

How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years.

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Hippopposites: A Minimalist Lesson in Opposites and Aesthetics for Little Designers
Hippopposites: A Minimalist Lesson in Opposites and Aesthetics for Little Designers

Navigating the complex web of simple terms with the help of a red hippo.

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Little Bird: A Beautifully Minimalist Story of Belonging Lost and Found by Swiss Illustrator Albertine
Little Bird: A Beautifully Minimalist Story of Belonging Lost and Found by Swiss Illustrator Albertine

“There are no greater treasures than the little things.”

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