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Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art
Maria Merian’s Butterflies: The Illustrated Story of How a 17th-Century Woman Forever Changed the Course of Science Through Art

A heartening homage to a courageous woman who fought superstition with science and love.

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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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Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision
Voltaire on How to Write Well and Stay True to Your Creative Vision

“Beware, lest in attempting the grand, you overshoot the mark and fall into the grandiose.”

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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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