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Maurice Sendak on Passion, the Risk of Art, and Never Having Written for Children
Maurice Sendak on Passion, the Risk of Art, and Never Having Written for Children

What Herman Melville has to do with the artist’s gauntlet and the sacrilege of sequels.

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The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love
The Voyagers: A Short Film About How Carl Sagan Fell in Love

A thousand billion years of love, or what the vastness of space has to do with eternal mixtapes.

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The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossoms

“If you give up, it’s all over.”

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Grierson: A Documentary About the Filmmaker Who Coined “Documentary”
Grierson: A Documentary About the Filmmaker Who Coined “Documentary”

Why reality is a better storytelling tool than fiction and how film can be a conduit of democracy.

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Francis Ford Coppola Predicts YouTube in 1991
Francis Ford Coppola Predicts YouTube in 1991

What a fat girl in Ohio has to do with Mozart and one of our era’s most radical shifts in the culture of creativity.

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Sir David Attenborough Narrates Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” to Glorious Glimpses of Nature
Sir David Attenborough Narrates Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” to Glorious Glimpses of Nature

“The colors of a rainbow, so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by…”

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