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Felicia Day Bares All (But Not That) in Her Precocious Memoir

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a frank and funny look at how Felicia Day's unconventional formative years set her up to become the talent she is today.

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Guided by God and Other Adventures in World Travel

Albert Podell's Around the World in 50 Years is an entertaining read that's in need of a timeline and other such worldly "guides".

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Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Social Media

Guy Kawasaki defines “good stuff” to post online, and how to really get more followers. (Hint: don’t pay for them!)

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'Green: The History of a Color' Is a Monochrome of Multiplicities

Green: A History is a broad-spanning visualization of this multifaceted color, one that reveals the value of seeing different shades of meaning in the color of historical artworks.

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Where R U? 'Smart Cities' Addresses Our Desire to Connect

Is the smart city already here? Or is it an impossibility, given how messy humans are? What does the ideal smart city look like?

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Cayenne Pepper Enemas and Other Developments in Early Medicine

From applying leeches to mapping the shape of the human skull, Erik Janik describes a drama of medical history in Marketplace of the Marvelous.

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Isn't It Always Complicated, When It Comes to Teens?

Hangouts at a drive-in theater, bowling alley, or mall have moved to online spaces as changes in commuting, school districts, and chronic overscheduling of teens means they need a new way to network.

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In 'The Panopticon', You're Being Watched

In barren Scotland, young Anais struggles with inner demons as well as the real ones all around her.

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A Man Revealed, Piece by Piece, Through His Personal Contacts: 'The Address Book'

When Pierre, the owner of the address book, learned about this incredible invasion of privacy, he threatened to sue and demanded reciprocal invasion of Sophie Calle's privacy: the publication of a nude photo of the artist herself.

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What You Hold in Your Hand: 'Book Was There'

A reflection on changes in reading habits and interaction with text by examining historical texts alongside the digital future.

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From Chile to China, an International Look at the State of the Internet: 'Consent of the Networked'

From technologies intended to block pornography sites to legislation putting business interests before citizens’ rights, Rebecca MacKinnon delivers a pointed report on the state of the Internet that should prompt all of us to speak up for the future of the web.

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'Curses! A F***ed-up Fairy Tale' is Truly Twisted

Chock-a-block with nursery rhyme characters gone wrong, some of the most creatively messed up metaphors you’ve ever read, and racy to boot, J. A. Kazimer has created a demented storybook world that will make anyone with a funny bone howl.

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A Ghostly Self-Portrait: Toby Lester's 'Da Vinci’s Ghost'

Leonardo may have drafted the most famous version of a well-proportioned human figure inside a circle inside a square, but he was far from the first to consider the human form as architecture.

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In 'The Day Before Happiness', Naples Hosts a Poetic Story of an Orphan Coming of Age Post WWII

Erri De Luca’s writing is a tender poetic narrative, treating things (Naples, the air itself) like characters, and weaving together a story comprised of waves of feeling instead of orderly plot points.


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