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How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking
How to Do the “Step-and-Slide”: The Rules of Avoidance, Alignment, and Attraction for Deft Urban Walking

The intricate art of the pedestrian jig, essential for maintaining personal space in a public place.

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Conspicuous Outrage: Quentin Bell, Virginia Woolf’s Nephew, on Sartorial Morality, the Art of Fashion, and the Futility of War
Conspicuous Outrage: Quentin Bell, Virginia Woolf’s Nephew, on Sartorial Morality, the Art of Fashion, and the Futility of War

“In sociological studies fashion plays the role which has been allotted to Drosophila, the fruit fly, in the science of genetics.”

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Salinger and the Architecture of Personal Mythology
Salinger and the Architecture of Personal Mythology

How “a broken soldier and a wounded soul transformed himself, through his art, into an icon of the twentieth century and then, through his religion, destroyed that art.”

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How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism
How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”

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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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Charles Bukowski on Writing and His Crazy Daily Routine
Charles Bukowski on Writing and His Crazy Daily Routine

“Writing is like going to bed with a beautiful woman and afterwards she gets up, goes to her purse and gives me a handful of money.”

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