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Britain vs. America in Minimalist Vintage Infographics
Britain vs. America in Minimalist Vintage Infographics

A time-capsule of mid-century cultural contrasts.

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Changing New York: Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Black-and-White Photos from the 1930s
Changing New York: Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Black-and-White Photos from the 1930s

A breathtaking time-capsule of this ageless, ever-changing city.

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Philip Pullman Reimagines the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Philip Pullman Reimagines the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

“You have a positive duty to make the story your own. A fairy tale is not a text.”

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Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love
Philosopher Judith Butler on Doubting Love

“Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision.”

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A Short Poem from Kurt Vonnegut
A Short Poem from Kurt Vonnegut

“And what, and what / Do the two think of?”

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Anaïs Nin on Embracing the Unfamiliar
Anaïs Nin on Embracing the Unfamiliar

“It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar.”

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