Lawrence Weschler

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Author Lawrence Weschler is director emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.

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Oliver Sacks studied unusual neurological disorders, and was known for humanizing patients in his scientific methods and in his writing.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks explored the minds of outcasts, and was an outcast himself

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David Hockney, "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18," 1986 Collage of chromogenic prints © 1986 David Hockney / Image courtesy Getty Museum 
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David Hockney turns 80

David Hockney, "Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18," 1986 Collage of chromogenic prints © 1986 David Hockney / Image courtesy Getty Museum The artist David…

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Ramiro Gomez Seeks to "Make the Invisible Visible"

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