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Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living
Montaigne on Death and the Art of Living

“To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.”

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The Interplay of Inspiration and Work Ethic: Tchaikovsky on Creativity and Productivity
The Interplay of Inspiration and Work Ethic: Tchaikovsky on Creativity and Productivity

“A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood.”

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How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense
How Muybridge Changed Science Through Art: A Fascinating Vintage Short Film by the U.S. Department of Defense

What galloping horses have to do with nuclear reactors and supersonic missiles.

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The Hare and the Tortoise: 1947 Dramatization with Live Animals
The Hare and the Tortoise: 1947 Dramatization with Live Animals

Slow and steady wins the race… or does it?

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Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts
Geometrical Psychology: Mathematical Models of Consciousness by the 19th-Century Psychologist Benjamin Betts

“Imagination receives the stream of Consciousness, and holds apart and compares the different experiences.”

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On Scientific Taste
On Scientific Taste

“Our taste derives from the summation of all that we have learnt from others, experienced and thought.”

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Max Fleischer’s Original 1947 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Animation
Max Fleischer’s Original 1947 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Animation

How Santa’s ninth reindeer made his on-screen debut.

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Vintage Halloween: Haunted Postcards from the Early 1900s
Vintage Halloween: Haunted Postcards from the Early 1900s

Visual snark from the early 20th century, or what haunted mirrors have to do with the lover of your dreams.

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