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Reads tagged with “Temujin Doran”

A Cinematic Love Letter to the Wilderness and John Muir’s Legacy
A Cinematic Love Letter to the Wilderness and John Muir’s Legacy

A beautiful homage to the natural world’s “good, practical sort of immortality.”

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The Life and Death of Mountains
The Life and Death of Mountains

The humility of understanding how Earth’s most monumental creations crumble to the bottom of the sea.

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Illustration (The Finest Occupation): An Animated Short Film
Illustration (The Finest Occupation): An Animated Short Film

A charming tongue-in-cheek testament to the art of taking joy in one’s work.

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Vowels: A Cinematic Homage to the Beauty of Language and Life
Vowels: A Cinematic Homage to the Beauty of Language and Life

A, E, I, O, U.

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Democracy & Despotism: 1940s Encyclopedia Britannica Films
Democracy & Despotism: 1940s Encyclopedia Britannica Films

Vintage lessons in civic harmony, or how small-scale common courtesy paves the way for large-scale peace.

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How You Spend  Your Life: A Cinematic Sum of the Hours, Days, and Years Spent on Mundane Activities
How You Spend Your Life: A Cinematic Sum of the Hours, Days, and Years Spent on Mundane Activities

An awakening anatomy of the average life’s two years of boredom, 6 months of watching commercials, 67 days of heartbreak, and 14 minutes of pure joy.

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Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism
Obey: How the Rise of Mass Propaganda Killed Populism

“A populace that can no longer find the words to articulate what is happening to it is cut off from rational discourse.”

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<em>North</em>: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science
North: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science

A cinematic history of climate change by way of the North Pole.

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Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series
Advice to Sink in Slowly: Designers Share Wisdom with First-Year Students in Poster Series

Unpacking the secrets of happiness and creativity one poster at a time.

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Obsolete Occupations: 7 Cinematic Short Films
Obsolete Occupations: 7 Cinematic Short Films

What fruit machines have to do with the last samurai armer and Louis Armstrong.

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