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I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail: 17th-Century British “Trick” Poetry Meets Die-Cut Indian Folk Art

Exquisite storytelling as exquisite artifact.

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Occupy: Noam Chomsky’s Guide to The History and Practice of Protest
Occupy: Noam Chomsky’s Guide to The History and Practice of Protest

How to protest intelligently without risking your freedom, or what flower petals have to do with PVC.

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The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired
The Science of Internal Time, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired

Debunking the social stigma around late risers, or what Einstein has to do with teens’ risk for smoking.

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Sex and Punishment: A 4,000-Year History of Judging Desire
Sex and Punishment: A 4,000-Year History of Judging Desire

How we went from medieval male marriages to executions to marriage equality.

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Henry Miller on Originality
Henry Miller on Originality

“And your way, is it really your way?”

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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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