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We Love You, Beatles: Vintage Children’s Illustration Circa 1971
We Love You, Beatles: Vintage Children’s Illustration Circa 1971

Can’t buy me love, but you can buy me this vintage treasure.

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And So It Goes: A Rare Glimpse of Kurt Vonnegut’s Tortured Soul
And So It Goes: A Rare Glimpse of Kurt Vonnegut’s Tortured Soul

The equilibrium of fiction, or what the Occupy movement can learn from a former GE PR executive.

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The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011
The 11 Best Illustrated Children’s and Picture Books of 2011

From evil stepmothers to Edward Gorey, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Hindu deities.

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Destino: A Salvador Dalí + Walt Disney Collaboration Circa 1945
Destino: A Salvador Dalí + Walt Disney Collaboration Circa 1945

‘A magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time.’

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Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women
Venus with Biceps: A Pictorial History of Muscular Women

Exploring gender identity and cultural disposition through rare archival images from 1800-1980.

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Hands Are Amazing
Hands Are Amazing

From monkeys to Michelangelo, or what Margaret Mead has to do with combinatorial creativity.

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