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The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time
The Greatest Commencement Addresses of All Time

Kurt Vonnegut, J.K. Rowling, David Foster Wallace, Patti Smith, Anna Quindlen, Steve Jobs, and more.

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Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education
Happy Birthday, Jean-Jacques Rousseau: 21 Essential Reads on Education

Bertrand Russell, Richard Feynman, Susan Sontag, Noam Chomsky, Isaac Asimov, Kio Stark, and more.

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What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History
What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.”

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The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites
The Best Books of 2012: Your 10 Overall Favorites

From children’s existential questions to 100 ideas that changed graphic design, by way of Yayoi Kusama and illustrated scientific mysteries.

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The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012
The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

From music history to war trials by way of Hunter S. Thompson and Steve Jobs, with a side of Ancient China.

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works
What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

Bradbury, Eames, Angelou, Gladwell, Einstein, Byrne, Duchamp, Close, Sendak, and more.

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Cultural Icons on Criticism
Cultural Icons on Criticism

Twain, Sontag, Bradbury, Hitchens, Didion, and more.

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10½ Favorite Albums of 2012
10½ Favorite Albums of 2012

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5½ Favorite Food Books of 2012
5½ Favorite Food Books of 2012

From Thomas Jefferson to the secret history of coffee, by way of urban farming and Downton Abbey.

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The Best History Books of 2012
The Best History Books of 2012

From Mark Twain’s diary to the visual history of evolution, by way of Vonnegut, Sontag, and Klimt.

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