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Germany has all but forgotten the frenzy of witch trials and wonder doctors of the postwar period—but why?
The story of Cairo’s first modern bookstore
Dissecting the myth of the deteriorating British estate
How should we think about sex?
What happens when creatures break human rules?
The alchemy of children’s illustration
A different perspective on the universe
What a board and four wheels can teach us about living
What is it about the relationship between girls and their ponies?
New tales of the Round Table