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From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come
From Philip Glass to Patti Smith, How 1970s New York Shaped Music for Decades to Come

On “people taking the lousy hands they’d been dealt and dreaming them into music of great consequence.”

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Full Spectrum Reading List: 7 Great Books by TED 2012 Speakers
Full Spectrum Reading List: 7 Great Books by TED 2012 Speakers

Anatomy of introversion, inside the brain’s optimism bias, and a blueprint for doomsday from PC Guy.

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Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure
Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure

A brief history of intellectual property, or why 1790 was more culturally progressive than 2012.

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Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005
Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005

What evolution has to do with unsent letters and everything that’s wrong with war.

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Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life
Design Legend David Carson Brings Marshall McLuhan’s “Probes” to Life

One of today’s greatest graphic designers reframes yesteryear’s greatest media prophet.

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All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World

What a charred ancient tree can teach us about impermanence, deep time, and our place in the universe.

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