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Power: Platon’s Portraits of World Leaders
Power: Platon’s Portraits of World Leaders

A geopolitical time capsule, or how to get Mahmoud Abbas and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an inch apart.

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Drawn In: A Peek Inside Favorite Artists’ Private Sketchbooks
Drawn In: A Peek Inside Favorite Artists’ Private Sketchbooks

What the myth of the muse has to do with the discipline of refinement, visual poetry and Shel Silverstein.

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5 Must-Read Books by TED Global 2011 Speakers
5 Must-Read Books by TED Global 2011 Speakers

What the pursuit of pleasure has to do with lie-detection, the history of money and the sorrows of work.

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The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels: A Brief History of the Bike
The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels: A Brief History of the Bike

What British artisans have to do with geometry, women’s liberation and the local economy.

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The Sorcerers & Their Apprentices: The Untold Story of MIT Media Lab
The Sorcerers & Their Apprentices: The Untold Story of MIT Media Lab

What jazz-playing robots have to do with intelligent cars, the future of reading and augmented intuition.

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The Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers
The Moby Awards for Best and Worst Book Trailers

What zero-gravity intercourse has to do with the future of information and the fate of the printed page.

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