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Delicious sushi

Thanks to creative presentation and marketing, the California Roll forever changed the American diet. Read more…

Theodore Roosevelt gives speech at Pomona College

Political spin is as old as politics itself. Professor David Greenberg tells us how our elected officials have developed new and creative ways to get their message across. Read more...

Handblown glass

Can creativity be taught? Truman Capote says no. Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman aren’t so sure he’s right. Read More...

An excerpt of Randall Munroe's Thing Explainer

Imagine explaining plate tectonics using only the 1000 most common words in the English language. XKCD’s Randall Munroe did just that, and he’s learned some lessons about science education. Read More...

A fan stands out.

How much do you love your favorite band? Enough to invest in them? A new company is letting fans do just that. Read More...

A painting of Sarah Bernhardt by Georges Clairin.

Picture the Kardashian sisters in the 1800s. Professor Sharon Marcus explains why their celebrity might not have been too out of place. Read More...

Rolled red carpet

The Internet has rewritten the rules of celebrity. Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein and Tubular Labs’ Allison Stern say it's shaking up how people become famous - and how they stay in the spotlight. Read More...

A cello in an alley.

Whether he’s performing or mentoring others, Yo-Yo Ma wants to push himself. He talks about his willingness to push boundaries and incorporate his understanding of the world around him into what he plays. Read More...

Money in politics

It’s hard to change politics, especially when charts and graphs are all you've got to work with. We talk about the short life of a startup that dreamed of political transparency. Read More...

Arguing about politics with your family? Stanford’s Robb Willer explains how to win them over. Read More...

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