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In the “hell” of incarceration, Cristina Domenech finds the raw material for poetry

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One mathematician’s spirited answer to bored, frustrated and reluctant math students.

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What’s it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and science.

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Novelist Young-Ha Kim shares his secret for creative success: stop being reasonable and let your freak flag fly.

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“Eat Pray Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert shares 11 ways to think smartly about creativity and how to live a meaningful creative life.

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When Dustin Yellin was eight years old, he buried a dollar bill, a pen and a fork inside a box, with the specific idea that aliens might find it in the future. It’s unclear what would happen then or, indeed, what happened to the box, but it did start Yellin on an artistic journey of discovery, one in which he still merrily makes boxes. Take a spin through the work (and mind) of a singular artist.

Plunge into the deep Balinese jungle and you might suddenly find a bamboo building soaring above you. Made from a frankly unlikely building material, the ethereal structures are the brainchildren of designer Elora Hardy and her team. Take a look.