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Pure Genius

Inside the creative mind. Meet today's most brilliant thinkers, designers and other thought leaders.

cities

Q&A: Heather Dewey-Hagborg, information artist, on the intersection of art and science

Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates forensic portraits based on the DNA found in stray items, such as chewing gum and cigarette butts.

finance

Q&A: Economist Miles Corak on why the American dream is just a dream

Studies of families in the U.S., Canada and Europe show that social mobility is actually lowest in the U.S. But there are ways to fix this.

education

Q&A: Ivan Pardo, creator of Buycott, on politically savvy consumerism

Don't want to support Koch Brothers with your toilet paper purchase? Buycott helps consumers support companies they believe in.