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The Lincoln Tower of Books

The Lincoln Tower of Books

Abraham Lincoln has been an inspiration since his untimely death in 1865, with politicians invoking him and his deeds for comparison, and artists using him as a source of inspiration as well.



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Yum Yum Bento Box

Yum Yum Bento Box

Portable lunches can be practical, delicious, and visually appealing, according to a cookbook by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa: Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches.



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The Real Gypsies

The Real Gypsies

Self-taught anthropologist Patrick Cariou has captured surfers, Rastafarians, and inhabitants of the Trenchtown area of Kingston, Jamaica. The French photographer brings a new perspective of the Rom people in Gypsies, a series of stunning portraits and landscapes that captures the misunderstood ethnicity’s broad, multifaceted culture.



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Happy 97 + 1 = 98, William S. Burroughs

Happy 97 + 1 = 98, William S. Burroughs

How about we just forget football, and wish Mr. Burroughs a happy birthday, even though he’s dead? Here is a list I compiled for him last year, plus one more candle, signifying something you may not have known about the man. He wrote…



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NYC Fashion in the ’70s

NYC Fashion in the ’70s

“The greatest fashion always originates with drag queens,” writes Gilles Larrain. “The outfit you’re wearing today was probably invented by a drag queen ten years ago.”



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Faces of Rock ‘N’ Roll

Faces of Rock ‘N’ Roll

While photographer Mick Rock has come to be known as “the man who shot the ’70s,” his body of work is much more than a collection of Nixon-era snapshots of a bygone music scene. After capturing early pop-culture gods like Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, and Queen, the aptly-named Rock went on to take pictures of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Killers, and Lady Gaga.



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ADHD Lit 101: Illustrated Three-Line Novels

ADHD Lit 101: Illustrated Three-Line Novels

Journalist Félix Fénéon anonymously wrote more than a thousand brief reports for Parisian paper Le Matin, a selection of which have been translated by Luc Sante and republished in Illustrated Three-Line Novels: Félix Fénéon, with brand-new, colorful illustrations.



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The World’s Best-Preserved Skeletons

The World’s Best-Preserved Skeletons

In The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses, Dr. Paul Koudounaris gives us an intimate understanding of the sites where bones of dead people are placed together en masse. What may seem like a gory theme for a book and photo series is actually a beautiful treatment of the culturally touchy subject of death.



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The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Considering he was elected Class Clown in high school, it should come as no surprise that Dave Barry has since been having a long and storied career as one of America’s top humor columnists. Now, the professional funnyman has teamed up with original SNL writer Alan Zweibel for a collaborative comic novel about two suburban dads who manage to make sense of the world through humor.



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