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Introducing: Vintage Visualizations

Did you want awesome prints of age-old maps and data viz? No sweat, we've got you covered with a brand-new project: Vintage Visualizations.

Once upon a time, long long ago, the United States had just fought the Civil War and was terribly embarrassed about it. "Oh goodness gracious," the government thought. "What did Europe think?"

We needed to do something that made us seem awesome, and so the Census Bureau released a series of gorgeous...

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Romance and Revenge: Aphrodisiacs and Female Poisoners

Each month, our Masters of Social Gastronomy talks explore the history, science, and stories behind a curious food topic. Up this month: aphrodisiacs and poison!

Every culture has a long history of aphrodisiacs - love-inducing and libido-promoting foods, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. Is chocolate the rightful king of Valentine's Day, or could we do better with a tiger's unmentionables? Let's trace the history of these foxy...

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Brainery-Recommended December Happenings

Happy holidays! Take a break from your holiday party-packed schedule and check out some of these great events!

Saturday, December 6: If rare and vintage books and hand-made journals aren't enough to pull you in, the Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair will also include a signing by Maira Kalman!

Tuesday, December 9: Chill out with SASS! Literally. This month's lecture is on polar explorers.

Friday, December 19: Feeling nostalgic for the...

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