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Why Did Leonardo Draw These Weird Faces?

HAARLEM, the Netherlands — Most people associate Leonardo da Vinci with his visions of beauty: the “Mona Lisa,” for instance, or his perfectly proportioned “Vitruvian Man.” But if we had been alive at any time from the 16th century to the 19th century, we would most likely have associated the …

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Instagram Now Home to Classic Feminist Literature

The New York Public Library is propelling classic literature to the forefront of technology with a series of Insta Novels — stories on Instagram intended to reach to a larger audience, especially young readers. Its installment this week brought Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist short story “The Yellow Wallpaper,” from 1892, …

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