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If William Shakespeare Had Written <em>Star Wars</em>
If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

“In time so long ago begins our play / In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.”

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Brian Cox on Why Science Is Essential to Modern Democracy
Brian Cox on Why Science Is Essential to Modern Democracy

“For a democracy to function correctly, we need as many citizens as possible to at least have an understanding of the scientific method.”

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Vi Hart Explains Stravinsky’s Atonal Compositions and Why We Hear Music the Way We Do
Vi Hart Explains Stravinsky’s Atonal Compositions and Why We Hear Music the Way We Do

What experimental composers have to do with copyright wrongs and the neuroscience of language.

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Sorted Books Revisited: Artist Nina Katchadourian’s Playfully Arranged Book Spine Sentences
Sorted Books Revisited: Artist Nina Katchadourian’s Playfully Arranged Book Spine Sentences

“Friendship: The silent places where speech ends.”

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Sailing to Byzantium: 13 Songs Based on the Poetry of W. B. Yeats
Sailing to Byzantium: 13 Songs Based on the Poetry of W. B. Yeats

“A pity beyond all telling / Is hid in the heart of love”

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A Eulogy to Words: The Only Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, Adapted for Chamber Orchestra
A Eulogy to Words: The Only Recording of Virginia Woolf’s Voice, Adapted for Chamber Orchestra

“Our unconsciousness is their privacy; our darkness is their light.”

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If Gorey and Sendak Had Illustrated Kafka for Kids
If Gorey and Sendak Had Illustrated Kafka for Kids

A hauntingly beautiful black-and-white adaptation of the beloved author in children’s verses.

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Star Wars Reimagined as a Muppets Comic: A 1983 Mashup
Star Wars Reimagined as a Muppets Comic: A 1983 Mashup

Two of pop culture’s greatest cults, together at last.

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Rework: Beck and Others Remix the Music of Philip Glass for the Iconic Composer’s 75th Birthday
Rework: Beck and Others Remix the Music of Philip Glass for the Iconic Composer’s 75th Birthday

Half a century of music innovation, reimagined.

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A Message to Humanity: Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech, Remixed
A Message to Humanity: Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech, Remixed

“We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.”

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