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Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees
Isabella Rossellini’s Kooky Educational Films about Bees

What Shakespeare and Aristotle got wrong, how bee spit becomes honey, and why having sex all day makes one totally helpless.

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Bee City: 1951 Short Film about the Social Life of Bees
Bee City: 1951 Short Film about the Social Life of Bees

What goes on inside the microcosm of one of Earth’s most fascinating civilizations.

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The First Feminist Film (1922)
The First Feminist Film (1922)

A woman, a gun, and a practical joke gone awry.

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I Am Science: Short Film Traces Unconventional Paths to Life in Science
I Am Science: Short Film Traces Unconventional Paths to Life in Science

The road to science is paved with failed intentions.

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100 Ideas That Changed Film
100 Ideas That Changed Film

How the seventh art went from magic lanterns to state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery in 100 years.

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Legendary Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Purpose, and the Capacity for Astonishment
Legendary Graphic Designer Milton Glaser on Art, Purpose, and the Capacity for Astonishment

“That’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears.”

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The Art of Coffee: A Mad Men Era Short Film
The Art of Coffee: A Mad Men Era Short Film

“Success lies in a single word: Care.”

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Color Harmony: An Animated Explanation of How Color Vision Works circa 1938
Color Harmony: An Animated Explanation of How Color Vision Works circa 1938

Vintage black-and-white film explains the wonders of color vision.

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Douglas Adams’s Prophetic Vision for the Evolution of the Book
Douglas Adams’s Prophetic Vision for the Evolution of the Book

How we went from boulders to scrolls to screens.

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1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on What Makes a Great Story
1 + 1 = 3: Ken Burns on What Makes a Great Story

How stories keep the wolf from the door and why math has no place in storytelling.

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