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London Unfurled: An Obsessive 37-Foot Accordion Drawing
London Unfurled: An Obsessive 37-Foot Accordion Drawing

Along the River Thames in pen and ink.

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How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths
How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths

What The Netherlands can teach us about child safety and mass protests as effective policy-benders.

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Matthew Picton’s Map Sculptures of Cities Made of Books about the City
Matthew Picton’s Map Sculptures of Cities Made of Books about the City

From Hunter S. Thompson to Wagner, or what Ulysses has to do with news headlines from 9/11.

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The Greatest Grid: How Manhattan’s Famous Street Map Came to Be
The Greatest Grid: How Manhattan’s Famous Street Map Came to Be

What Edgar Allan Poe, the Dead Rabbits, and Charles Dickens have to do with New York’s defining feature.

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Dickens, Twain, Kerouac, Warhol: 400 Years of New York Diaries
Dickens, Twain, Kerouac, Warhol: 400 Years of New York Diaries

What Jack Kerouac’s existential divide has to do with earmuffs, 9/11, and Edison’s “mechanical mind.”

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Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love
Missed Connections Illustrated: Visual Paeans to Modern Love

Reverse-engineering serendipity, or what ice skating collisions have to do with fish market romance.

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