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Healing the Heart of Democracy: Parker Palmer on Holding the Tension of Our Differences in a Creative Way | Brain Pickings

Healing the Heart of Democracy: Parker Palmer on Holding the Tension of Our Differences in a Creative Way

"Full engagement in the movement called democracy requires no less of us than full engagement in the living of our own lives.

In her exquisite take on Little Red Riding Hood, German illustrator and graphic designer Sybille Schenker blends the beauty of delicate papercraft with the Grimms’ original starkness of sensibility to produce something unusual and utterly beguiling — something wholly original.

Little Red Riding Hood, Reimagined in Beautiful Laser-Cut Illustrations

Little Red Riding Hood, Reimagined in Extraordinary Laser Die-Cut Paper Illustrations

How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones. How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.

From eels to anatomical dissection, here are some of the weirdest reasons crowds have gotten out of hand.

7 of History’s Most Unusual Riots

From eels to anatomical dissection, here are some of the weirdest reasons crowds have gotten out of hand.

Photographs From the '50s Show a Very Different Penn Station | Mental Floss

Photographs From the '50s Show a Very Different Penn Station

Photographs From the Show a Very Different Penn Station

Galileo vs. God: The Father of Modern Science on Religion, Truth, and Human Nature – Brain Pickings

Galileo vs. God: The Father of Modern Science on Religion, Truth, and Human Nature

"What sublimity of mind was his who dreamed of finding means to communicate his deepest thoughts to any other person, though distant by mighty intervals of

Images of life at the royal court in Tehran on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Images of life at the royal court in Tehran on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Against the Odds, A 40-Year Old West African Village in South Carolina Has Thrived | Atlas Obscura

An African Kingdom in South Carolina, USA! You won’t find the Yoruba Kingdom listed on many world maps.

Adams Lange and Miyatake: 3 Photographers and 3 Views on Japanese Internment

Adams, Lange, and Miyatake: 3 Photographers and 3 Views on Japanese Internment

Adams Lange and Miyatake: 3 Photographers and 3 Views on Japanese Internment

'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon : NPR

'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

Back in the days of the space race, "computers" were people — often women — who performed vital calculations. Hidden Figures tells the stories of the women who got some of the first men to space.

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