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BBC: The Making of The King James Bible
BBC: The Making of The King James Bible

What Medieval catacombs have to do with remix culture and the evolution of the English language.

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The Belief Instinct: Exploring the Science of Spirituality
The Belief Instinct: Exploring the Science of Spirituality

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A Rare Look at Haiti: Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen
A Rare Look at Haiti: Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen

Breathtaking beauty, voodoo violence, and what the Guggenheim has to do with ritual sacrifices.

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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated
Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, Animated

What the speed of light has to do with the reinvention of agriculture and our fear of tininess.

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