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7 Essential Books on Street Art
7 Essential Books on Street Art

What Japan’s manhole covers have to do with Brazil’s favelas and the timeless tradition of Arabic calligraphy.

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Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction
Comic Books for Grown-Ups: 10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction

Seeing the world in six-panel strips, or what Allen Ginsberg has to do with the wonders of zygotes.

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7 (More) Little-Known Children’s Books by Celebrated Authors of Literature for Grownups
7 (More) Little-Known Children’s Books by Celebrated Authors of Literature for Grownups

What a magical car engine has to do with social justice, a parrot named Arturo and the history of jazz.

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7 Celebrations of Nelson Mandela
7 Celebrations of Nelson Mandela

What Apartheid has to do with Victorian poetry and using peace as a weapon of mass reconstruction.

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Before Walt Disney: 5 Animations by Early Cinema Pioneers
Before Walt Disney: 5 Animations by Early Cinema Pioneers

What a shape-shifting egg has to do with racehorses and the science of facial expressions.

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Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects
Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects

From Darwin’s marginalia to Voltaire’s correspondence, or what Dalí’s controversial World’s Fair pavilion has to do with digital myopia.

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10 Essential Books on Typography
10 Essential Books on Typography

What Arab culture has to do with industrial ideals, midcentury design and Victorian hand-lettering.

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7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature
7 Obscure Children’s Books by Authors of Grown-Up Literature

What a moral cat has to do with a lost boy, a happy prince and the rules for little girls.

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7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith
7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith

What the magician Penn Gillette has to do with a ring of earth 700 miles north of the equator.

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7 Essential Books on Optimism
7 Essential Books on Optimism

What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.

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