The Marginalian
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Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology
Today Yesterday: 5 Vintage Visions for the Future of Technology

Instapaper circa 1981, or what medical wonderlands have to do with making cash entirely obsolete.

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Metropopular: If Cities Could Speak
Metropopular: If Cities Could Speak

Charming animated short film explores city stereotypes.

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Tom Gauld’s Both: If Edward Gorey Did Contemporary Quirk-Comics
Tom Gauld’s Both: If Edward Gorey Did Contemporary Quirk-Comics

What a morally outraged sweetcorn kernel has to do with some not-so-bright astronauts and Mexican wrestlers.

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John Lithgow Reads Mark Twain, Live-Illustrated
John Lithgow Reads Mark Twain, Live-Illustrated

What a chronically sleepy man has to do with litmus tests of literary success.

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The Atomic Cafe: Lampooning America’s Nuclear Obsession
The Atomic Cafe: Lampooning America’s Nuclear Obsession

What vintage bomb survival suits have to do with Dr. Stragelove and Richard Nixon.

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Al Jaffee’s Iconic MAD Fold-Ins: The Definitive Collection, 1964-2010
Al Jaffee’s Iconic MAD Fold-Ins: The Definitive Collection, 1964-2010

Half a century of clever visual satire from pop culture to politics, or what Warhol had to do with Whitewater.

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Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictogram Flowcharts: From Darth Vader to Jesus
Famous Lives in Minimalist Pictogram Flowcharts: From Darth Vader to Jesus

From the guillotine to lightsabers, or what vintage visual language has to do with pop culture.

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The Vowels: A Ken Burns Parody
The Vowels: A Ken Burns Parody

What the secret quasi-history of vowels has to do with the Founding Fathers’ prankstership.

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Old Jews Telling Jokes
Old Jews Telling Jokes

What Milton Glaser has to do with a Rotweiler and your mother.

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5 Painfully Hilarious Politically Incorrect Books
5 Painfully Hilarious Politically Incorrect Books

What pedicured pets have to do with Hitler and the supremacy of Y chromosomes.

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