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Spiderman-Like Folk Hero Taunts the Nazis in 1945 Czech Animation
Spiderman-Like Folk Hero Taunts the Nazis in 1945 Czech Animation

What a mischievous chimney sweep has to do with tricking Hitler out of power.

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The Cult of LEGO
The Cult of LEGO

Inside the world of 8 quadrillion possible combinations.

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The Curious Sofa: Edward Gorey’s Vintage “Porno-graphic” Children’s Book for Adults
The Curious Sofa: Edward Gorey’s Vintage “Porno-graphic” Children’s Book for Adults

A naughty illustrated tale of mad mid-century matinees.

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The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini
The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

A glimpse of early-20th-century spiritualism, or how the supernatural became a conduit for the deeply human.

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Oscar Wilde: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century’s First Pop Celebrity
Oscar Wilde: The Rise and Fall of the 20th Century’s First Pop Celebrity

“He had a musician’s sense of a sentence.”

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The Physics Book: An Illustrated Chronology of How We Understand the Universe
The Physics Book: An Illustrated Chronology of How We Understand the Universe

Making knowledge digestible in the age of information overload, or what a cat has to do with quasicrystals.

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