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The Difference Between the Beautiful and the Sublime, Animated
The Difference Between the Beautiful and the Sublime, Animated

A 100-second anatomy of astonishment.

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Found Meals of the Lost Generation: An Edible Time-Capsule of the Creative Scene of 1920s Paris
Found Meals of the Lost Generation: An Edible Time-Capsule of the Creative Scene of 1920s Paris

James Joyce’s cocoa, Ernest Hemingway’s sausages, Gertrude Stein’s jugged hare, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s chicken, and more.

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William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor
William James on Choosing Purpose Over Profit and the Life-Changing Power of a Great Mentor

“After all, the great problem of life seems to be how to keep body and soul together.”

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The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie
The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie

How glass, tin, and mercury converged on a Venetian island in the 15th century to fundamentally change the way we look at ourselves.

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Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe
Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

A visual catalog of our quintessential quest to understand the cosmos and our place in it.

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Sylvia Plath on Poetry and a Rare Recording of Her Reading the Poem “The Disquieting Muses”
Sylvia Plath on Poetry and a Rare Recording of Her Reading the Poem “The Disquieting Muses”

“Darker emotions may well put on the mask of quite unworldly things.”

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