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Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy
Ray Bradbury on Doing What You Love and Reading as a Prerequisite for Democracy

What the the love of libraries has to do with going home to Mars and the foundation of democracy.

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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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Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other
Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other

From Gertrude Stein to Karl Popper, or how to architect “negative capability” and live with mystery.

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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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