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Dustin Hoffman on What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman
Dustin Hoffman on What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman

Show this to every man, woman, and child you know.

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Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love
Edie Windsor, Patron Saint of Modern Love

“The more we see each other, the more we love what we see.”

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The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces
The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

“The way people use a place mirrors expectations.”

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November 27, 1965: A Rare Recording of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Revealing Interview
November 27, 1965: A Rare Recording of Stanley Kubrick’s Most Revealing Interview

“People react primarily to direct experience and not to abstractions; it is very rare to find anyone who can become emotionally involved with an abstraction.”

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Secrets of The Phantom Tollbooth: Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer on Creativity, Anxiety, and Failure
Secrets of The Phantom Tollbooth: Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer on Creativity, Anxiety, and Failure

“Failure is a process… You have to fail over and over and over again to get anything that’s worthwhile.”

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This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film
This Is Israel: Miroslav Sasek’s Iconic Vintage Children’s Book, as an Animated Short Film

A bittersweet time machine of vibrant illustration.

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