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Frank O’Hara Reads “Metaphysical Poem” in a Rare 1964 Recording
Frank O’Hara Reads “Metaphysical Poem” in a Rare 1964 Recording

“I’m not sure I want to go there…”

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How Richard Dawkins Coined the Word Meme: The Legendary Atheist’s Surprising Religious Inspiration
How Richard Dawkins Coined the Word Meme: The Legendary Atheist’s Surprising Religious Inspiration

“Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain.”

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Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other
Cosmic Apprentice: Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need Each Other

“A good scientific theory shines its light, revealing the world’s fearful symmetry. And its failure is also a success, as it shows us where to look next.”

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How to Find Fulfilling Work
How to Find Fulfilling Work

On the art-science of “allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold.”

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Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life
Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

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The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013
The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013

The wonders of the gut, why our brains are wired to be social, what poetry and math have in common, swarm intelligence vs. “God,” and more.

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Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff
Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff

“The modern version of introspection is the sum total of all those highly individualized choices that we make about the material content of our lives.”

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How Cooking Civilized Us: Michael Pollan on Food as Social Glue and Anti-Corporate Activism
How Cooking Civilized Us: Michael Pollan on Food as Social Glue and Anti-Corporate Activism

What the four elements have to do with corporate exploitation and the story arc of culinary craft.

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The Mortality Paradox
The Mortality Paradox

“Our overblown intellectual faculties seem to be telling us both that we are eternal and that we are not.”

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How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age
How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age

The rise of the experimental paperback and how ‘typophotography’ paved the information superhighway.

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