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At the end of 2014, find repose by exciting the mind. 52 of the world’s leading thinkers offer the books that inspired them and their work.

The cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have rocked the world with questions of systemic racism and injustice. But beyond policy reform, what can ordinary people do to combat racism?

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As the Cooper Hewitt opens its doors after a three-year renovation, we take a look at what the curators have put together — including an exhibit put together by Maira Kalman and technology from Local Projects.

Photo by Iwan Baan

On three tiny islands in central Japan, stunning natural beauty lives side by side with some of the world’s best contemporary art and architecture. See 10 photos by Iwan Baan.

The Art of Stillness in the Japanese Wilderness. Photo: Iwan Baan

A lyrical meditation on flying halfway across the world to stand still and find peace within.

HOW AMERICA’S JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILED OUR CHILDREN by Bryan Stevenson

Read an excerpt from Bryan Stevenson’s powerful new book, ‘Just Mercy.’

Autonomous flying machines meet the entertainment industry. Whimsy and delight ensue.