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The Best Food Books of 2011
The Best Food Books of 2011

From farm life to molecular gastronomy, or what The Beatles have to do with the history of menu design.

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The 11 Best History Books of 2011
The 11 Best History Books of 2011

What African drum languages have to do with women’s emancipation, radioactivity, and the future of the web.

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Marginalia and the Yin-Yang of Reading and Writing
Marginalia and the Yin-Yang of Reading and Writing

The bibliophile’s property rights, or why the osmosis of agreement and disagreement belongs in a book’s margins.

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Philip K. Dick on Beauty, Suffering, and the Nature of the Universe
Philip K. Dick on Beauty, Suffering, and the Nature of the Universe

What a woman with a fish necklace has to do with Blade Runner and the “terrible law of the universe.”

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Maira Kalman + Daniel Handler Illustrate a Breakup Through Significant Objects
Maira Kalman + Daniel Handler Illustrate a Breakup Through Significant Objects

What sugar and a pinhole camera have to do with the ephemeral ephemera of impossible love.

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Alter Ego: Portraits of Gamers Next to Their Avatars
Alter Ego: Portraits of Gamers Next to Their Avatars

The real humanity of virtual worlds, or what imaginary public personas reveal about private personhood.

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