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Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation
Compiling as a Creative Act: What Duke Ellington’s Remixing Reveals about Plagiarism and Innovation

Is genius a mosaic of “magpielike borrowings”?

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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives
Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

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John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age
John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age

A vital reminder of the only good reason to put something into the world.

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The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography
The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography

“The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.”

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Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage
Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage

“If a thing can be said, it can be said simply.”

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On Motivation: Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on Why We Create
On Motivation: Beloved Composer Leonard Bernstein on Why We Create

A journey to the heart of “the mindless, useless, glorious pursuit of artistic truth.”

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