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Mark Twain on Masturbation
Mark Twain on Masturbation

“If you must gamble away your life sexually, don’t play a Lone Hand too much.”

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Why Science-Fiction Writers Are So Good at Predicting the Future
Why Science-Fiction Writers Are So Good at Predicting the Future

“At its core, good science fiction must rest on good science.”

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Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing
Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

A rare marriage of sports and fashion through mid-century graphic design.

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Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic
Freud’s Life and Legacy, in a Comic

“You have to listen carefully. The unconscious mind is crafty.”

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Mark Rothko on the Transcendent Power of Art and How (Not) To Experience His Paintings
Mark Rothko on the Transcendent Power of Art and How (Not) To Experience His Paintings

“The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them.”

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The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician
The Philosopher and the Prodigy: How Voltaire Fell in Love with a Remarkable Female Mathematician

“That lady whom I look upon as a great man… She understands Newton, she despises superstition and in short she makes me happy.”

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