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Reads tagged with “lists”

“Dream Good”: 30-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolution List
“Dream Good”: 30-Year-Old Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Resolution List

How to keep the hope machine running, or what socks have to do with self-actualization and belonging.

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The Astonishing Visual Lists of Autistic Savant Gregory Blackstock
The Astonishing Visual Lists of Autistic Savant Gregory Blackstock

From owls to lighthouses, or what a sixty-something retired pot washer can teach us about art and love.

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Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions
Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions

Flowcharting your way to happiness, or why you should be looking for people who intimidate you.

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Umberto Eco on Lists and Making Infinity Comprehensible
Umberto Eco on Lists and Making Infinity Comprehensible

What Don Giovanni’s lovers have to do with the poetics of catalogues.

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John Lennon’s Handwritten To-Do List
John Lennon’s Handwritten To-Do List

What a broken bathroom hook has to do with Norwegian ethnography and the cable guy.

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The Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists
The Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists

What a 21-point scale of self-confidence has to do with Adolf Konrad’s carry-on and Picasso’s favorite artists.

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