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Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules
Maira Kalman Illustrates Michael Pollan’s Iconic Food Rules

A diet your grandmother would approve, why boredom isn’t edible, and what peas have to do with time travel.

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The Phantom Tollbooth at 50: Celebrating Timeless Imagination
The Phantom Tollbooth at 50: Celebrating Timeless Imagination

What dumpster-diving in the 1960s has to do with timeless wisdom for the eternal kid.

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Bob Dylan & Other Icons Resurrect the Unfinished Lost Songs of Hank Williams
Bob Dylan & Other Icons Resurrect the Unfinished Lost Songs of Hank Williams

What Jack White has to do with dumpster-diving for music history.

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity
Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

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E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection
E. chromi: Designer Bacteria for Color-Coded Disease Detection

What the future of personalized medicine has to do with the cross-pollination of design and engineering.

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The Recipe Project: Recipes by Rock-Star Chefs Set to Song
The Recipe Project: Recipes by Rock-Star Chefs Set to Song

What moussaka sounds like, or how to cook The Beatles’ White Album like a culinary virtuoso.

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Indie Music Legends Celebrate the Songs of Shel Silverstein
Indie Music Legends Celebrate the Songs of Shel Silverstein

Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, and other indie icons pay homage to the beloved children’s author.

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New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process
New Philanthropy: End Malaria and Boost Your Own Creative Process

Altruism by way of self-improvement, or what optimizing your workflow has to do with saving children.

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Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life
Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life

How to name a new species after your exwife, or what bioluminescent fish have to do with world peace.

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Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Mashup Magic
Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Mashup Magic

What’s wrong with copyright law, or how neurological supremacy channels 100 cello revelations.

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