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How Darwin’s Photos of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture
How Darwin’s Photos of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture

What disdain and devotion have to do with the dawn of photography, evolution, and Lewis Carroll.

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The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: Vintage Arsenal of Masonic Pranksters
The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: Vintage Arsenal of Masonic Pranksters

What Elks, Moose, and Shriners have to do with a fake guillotine and a goat on wheels.

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The Ecstasy of Influence: Jonathan Lethem on the Author as a Public Intellectual
The Ecstasy of Influence: Jonathan Lethem on the Author as a Public Intellectual

A self-conscious reflection on literary self-consciousness, or what David Foster Wallace’s true gift really was.

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The Universal Traveler: A Vintage Guide to Creative Problem-Solving
The Universal Traveler: A Vintage Guide to Creative Problem-Solving

Navigating the “tourist traps” of creativity, or how to finally reconcile ideation and evaluation.

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Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes
Carl Warner’s Whimsical Food Landscapes

What the London skyline has to do with asparagus, rhubarb, and Pink Floyd.

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Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals
Menagerie: Sharon Montrose’s Evocative Portraits of Animals

Earth’s creatures like you’ve never seen them before.

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