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One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur

What literary genius has to do with indie music icons, a cabin, and San Francisco.

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Experimental Cartography: The Map as Art
Experimental Cartography: The Map as Art

What tattoo art has to do with fashion, vintage atlases and Nazi concentration camps.

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Urban Storytelling: Hitotoki
Urban Storytelling: Hitotoki

The hidden whimsy of cities, or what Parisian gardens have to do with the Tokyo subway.

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Smells Like Modern Art: Six Scents Series Two
Smells Like Modern Art: Six Scents Series Two

What cognitive psychology has to do with experimental film and the smell of roses.

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Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline
Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline

Ecopragmatism, or how to stop doing what we’re doing in order to avoid going where we’re going.

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SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries
SnagFilms: Democratizing Documentaries

What the Arctic Circle has to do with the Bush administration and the lifecycle of rock ‘n’ roll.

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