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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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A Poetic Definition of Science Circa 1997
A Poetic Definition of Science Circa 1997

“…science is a human cultural activity, not a purely dispassionate striving after truth.”

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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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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

From visual puns to the grid, or what Edward Tufte has to do with the invention of the fine print.

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Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s <em>Tales of Mystery and Imagination</em>
Harry Clarke’s Haunting 1919 Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Artful Edwardian-era erotica at the intersection of the whimsical and the macabre.

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