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Arnold Schoenberg’s Music Notation Based on Tennis: A Tribute to George Gershwin
Arnold Schoenberg’s Music Notation Based on Tennis: A Tribute to George Gershwin

What the U.S. Open has to do with atonality and one of the great losses of twentieth-century music.

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Al Jaffee’s Iconic MAD Fold-Ins: The Definitive Collection, 1964-2010
Al Jaffee’s Iconic MAD Fold-Ins: The Definitive Collection, 1964-2010

Half a century of clever visual satire from pop culture to politics, or what Warhol had to do with Whitewater.

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An Emergency in Slow Motion: A “Psychobiography” of Diane Arbus
An Emergency in Slow Motion: A “Psychobiography” of Diane Arbus

From dwarfs to giants, or what therapy has to do with the pinnacle of postmodern photography.

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The Secret Life of Pronouns: Computational Linguistics and What Our Word Choices Reveal About Us
The Secret Life of Pronouns: Computational Linguistics and What Our Word Choices Reveal About Us

What the pronouns you use reveal about your thoughts and emotions, or how to liespot your everyday email.

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Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns for the Information Age
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns for the Information Age

What the basis of Buddhism has to do with Jack Kerouac, poverty in Italy and Alice in Wonderland.

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Major Movements in Philosophy as Minimalist Geometric Graphics
Major Movements in Philosophy as Minimalist Geometric Graphics

From relativism to absolutism, or what the geometry of knowledge has to do with negative space.

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