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Perversion for Profit: Vintage Anti-Porn Propaganda
Perversion for Profit: Vintage Anti-Porn Propaganda

A vintage card from the Tea Party playbook, or what the Kama Sutra has to do with the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Poets Ranked by Beard Weights
Poets Ranked by Beard Weights

Calculating aptitude by way of facial hair, or what Walt Whitman’s “hibernator” has to do with phrenology.

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The Disciples: James Mollison’s Portraits of Music Subcultures
The Disciples: James Mollison’s Portraits of Music Subcultures

From Madonna to Marilyn Manson, or how to worship at the secular altar of pop culture.

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What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition
What Translation Reveals about the Human Condition

How to get a tarantula off your southwest leg, or what Astérix has to do with religion and the Manhattan grid.

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7 Essential Collections of Conversations with Cultural Icons
7 Essential Collections of Conversations with Cultural Icons

Inside our era’s greatest minds, or what Nelson Mandela has to do with the fringes of the art world.

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Apple and the Bananas: A Steve Jobs Personal Remembrance
Apple and the Bananas: A Steve Jobs Personal Remembrance

From Jules Verne to the Iron Curtain, or why ‘bondi blue’ is the defining color of my curiosity.

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