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Drawing Mental Illness: Artist Bobby Baker’s Visual Diary
Drawing Mental Illness: Artist Bobby Baker’s Visual Diary

Harvesting the daily flow of consciousness, or what group therapy has to do with marine life.

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Situations Matter: How Context Shapes Our Lives
Situations Matter: How Context Shapes Our Lives

Debunking the myth of character, or what sitcoms have to do with the mysteries of personality.

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PBS Off Book: The Magic of Book Art and Papercraft in 5 Minutes
PBS Off Book: The Magic of Book Art and Papercraft in 5 Minutes

The architecture of whimsy, or what the progression of time has to do with embracing the possible.

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The World Is Round: A Tiny 1938 Children’s Book by Gertrude Stein
The World Is Round: A Tiny 1938 Children’s Book by Gertrude Stein

“A rose is a rose is a rose.”

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Mail-Order Mysteries: Real-World Stuff from Vintage Comic Book Ads
Mail-Order Mysteries: Real-World Stuff from Vintage Comic Book Ads

What hypno-specs and atomic pistols have to do with the duality of the human condition.

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Forgotten Bookmarks: The Secret Life of Second-Hand Books
Forgotten Bookmarks: The Secret Life of Second-Hand Books

From Paul Rand to Hitler, or what Jane Austen has to do with shopping lists and Valentines.

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