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Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors: The Physical Underbelly of the Internet
Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors: The Physical Underbelly of the Internet

An anatomical tour of the Internet by way of 60 Hudson Street, a nondescript epicenter of global data traffic.

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From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography
From Freud’s Couch to Emily Dickinson’s Only Surviving Dress: Annie Leibovitz Catalogs Meta-Cultural Iconography

What Virginia Woolf’s writing table has to do with Darwin’s countryside cottage and Freud’s final couch.

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Harris Tweed: The Story of the Greatest Cloth of All
Harris Tweed: The Story of the Greatest Cloth of All

What Scottish sheep have to do with timeless fashion and the humanity of craftsmanship.

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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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A Painting of Cancer Cells Inspired by Carl Sagan
A Painting of Cancer Cells Inspired by Carl Sagan

What supernovas have to do with cancer cells.

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Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds
Science Ink: Carl Zimmer Catalogs the Tattoos of Science Nerds

An anthropology of the geek-rebel, or what astrophysics has to do with the delicacies of the dermis.

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