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Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s
Letters to Ms.: How Mary Thom Built “Social Media” for Women’s Rights in the 1970s

Celebrating the invisible art of making a movement visible.

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The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy
The Machine That Made Us: Stephen Fry and the BBC Explore Gutenberg’s Legacy

A hands-on history of the most important milestone of technology since the invention of the wheel.

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C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction
C. S. Lewis on Why “School Stories” and Media Distortion Are a More Deceptive Fiction Than Fiction

“Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the stories in the women’s magazines.”

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How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass
How To Make Great Radio: An Illustrated Guide Starring Ira Glass

“When correctly harnessed, radio can be as emotional, as funny and as satisfying as the best motion pictures or television shows.”

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Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

How the economics of the Internet are exploited to change public perception.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Curation”
What We Talk About When We Talk About “Curation”

On creative restlessness, the art of context, and the contagion of intellectual curiosity.

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