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All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain on Plagiarism and Originality, in a Letter to Helen Keller
All Ideas Are Second-Hand: Mark Twain on Plagiarism and Originality, in a Letter to Helen Keller

“The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the actual and valuable material of all human utterances — is plagiarism.”

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Graphing Jane Austen: Using Science to Extrapolate the Human Condition from Classical Literature
Graphing Jane Austen: Using Science to Extrapolate the Human Condition from Classical Literature

What literary Darwinism reveals about universal values.

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Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance
Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance

“I don’t write for children. I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!'”

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Her Idea: An Illustrated Allegory about Procrastination and the Creative Process
Her Idea: An Illustrated Allegory about Procrastination and the Creative Process

A charming all-ages picture book about the endless dance between idea and execution.

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Going Solo: A Brief History of Living Alone and the Enduring Social Stigma Around Singletons
Going Solo: A Brief History of Living Alone and the Enduring Social Stigma Around Singletons

“Despite its prevalence, living alone is one of the least discussed and, consequently, most poorly understood issues of our time.”

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Carl Sagan on Books
Carl Sagan on Books

How to reach across the millennia and access magic.

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