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How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos
How the Hubble Space Telescope Captured the Cosmos

From black holes to star births, or what decades of cosmic awe have to do with the future of space exploration.

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The Freud Files: How Freud Engineered His Own Myth
The Freud Files: How Freud Engineered His Own Myth

What Copernicus and Darwin have to do with Marie Bonaparte’s diary and Carl Jung’s scathing fury.

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5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers
5 (Mostly) Vintage Children’s Books by Iconic Graphic Designers

Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Bruno Munari, Paul Rand.

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A Journey to the End of the World: Tracing Polar Explorer Shackleton’s Footsteps a Century Later
A Journey to the End of the World: Tracing Polar Explorer Shackleton’s Footsteps a Century Later

What a seal bodyguard and 2,200-year-old moss have to do with a watershed moment in exploration history.

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E. B. White’s Only <em>New Yorker</em> Cover, April 23, 1932
E. B. White’s Only New Yorker Cover, April 23, 1932

‘I can’t draw or paint, but I was sick in bed…and I had nothing to occupy me, but I had a cover idea.’

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E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer
E. B. White on the Role and Responsibility of the Writer

“Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life.”

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