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  1. The Century of the Self (BBC documentary by Adam Curtis)

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    Background and context: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2010/02/01/the-century-of-the-self/

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    • The Secret Life of Machines: Radio

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      An episode of the vintage TV series The Secret Life of Machines, written by Tim Hunkin, and presented by Tim Hunkin and Rex Garrod. More here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/07/the-secret-life-of-machines-radio More…

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      • The first-ever footage from space (1963)

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        Background and context: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/11/14/first-ever-footage-from-space/

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        • Jules Feiffer on illustrating The Phantom Tollbooth

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          Jules Feiffer talks about illustrating the children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth. Background, context, and more: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/04/the-phantom-tollbooth-documentary/ Excerpt…

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          • Norton Juster on writing and The Phantom Tollbooth

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            Norton Juster reflects on his creative process in writing The Phantom Tollbooth. Background, context, and more: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/04/the-phantom-tollbooth-documentary/ Excerpt…

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            • Neil deGrasse Tyson on the art of the soundbite

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              After a discussion about popularizing science at the American Museum on Natural History, where I had the pleasure of presenting, I got a chance to ask Dr. Tyson a question about his mastery of soundbites.…

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              • Miroslav Sasek: This Is Israel (1963)

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                One of four animated short films produced by Scholastic's Weston Wood to accompany the beloved illustrator's iconic 'This Is' book series. Background, context, and glorious drawings…

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                • John Updike on doggedness

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                  Background, transcript, and more video: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/24/john-updike-on-writing Interview by Academy of Achievement, shared under Creative Commons: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0int-1#

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                  • John Updike's daily writing routine

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                    Background, transcript, and more video: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/24/john-updike-on-writing Interview by Academy of Achievement, shared under Creative Commons: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0int-1#

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                    • John Updike's advice to young writers

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                      Background, transcript, and more video: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/24/john-updike-on-writing Interview by Academy of Achievement, shared under Creative Commons: http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0int-1#

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                      • Undiscovered Talent: NYC Bartender Joe Ardizzone Covers "Hallelujah"

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                        Spotted this remarkable bartender/singer at a tiny NYC piano bar called Brandy's – a true Susan Boyle moment to take your breath away. Stay with it until the epic end, and hold on to…

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                        • Kurt Vonnegut on the shapes of stories

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                          Background and context: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/11/26/kurt-vonnegut-on-the-shapes-of-stories/

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