The Marginalian
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Blown Covers: <em>New Yorker</em> Covers You Were Never Meant to See
Blown Covers: New Yorker Covers You Were Never Meant to See

The art-science of walking the fine line between keen and crass.

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Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance
Grim Colberty Tales: Maurice Sendak’s Last On-Camera Appearance

“I don’t write for children. I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!'”

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Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005
Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 2005

What evolution has to do with unsent letters and everything that’s wrong with war.

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Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap
Move Your Story Right Along: The Elements of Style Rap

“Here to teach you how to put the pen down right.”

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The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: Vintage Arsenal of Masonic Pranksters
The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: Vintage Arsenal of Masonic Pranksters

What Elks, Moose, and Shriners have to do with a fake guillotine and a goat on wheels.

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Recipes and Household Tips from Great Writers
Recipes and Household Tips from Great Writers

Tiramisu à la Proust, hanging wallpaper with Hemingway, weeding by hand with Émile Zola, and other domestic adventures with literary greats.

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The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes
The Seven Lady Godivas: Dr. Seuss’s Little-Known “Adult” Book of Nudes

What Peeping Toms have to do with failure and the expectations of genius.

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Scrap Irony: Irreverent Illustrated Cultural Commentary by Edward Gorey circa 1961
Scrap Irony: Irreverent Illustrated Cultural Commentary by Edward Gorey circa 1961

What the physiological effects of space flight have to do with the art of courtship and the Oedipus complex.

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Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation
Goodnight iPad: A Parody for the Next Generation

“…and a viral clip of a cat doing flips, and the bings, bongs, and beeps of emails and tweets…”

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Hark! A Vagrant: Witty Comics about Historical & Literary Figures
Hark! A Vagrant: Witty Comics about Historical & Literary Figures

Training for presidents, Victorian dude-spotting, and what the Brontë Sisters have to do with Jules Verne.

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