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Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014

Miscellany

During a total solar eclipse in 1919, astronomer and physicist Arthur Eddington observed from Príncipe Island that gravity bent the path of light to the degree predicted by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Eddington went on to help popularize relativity and the idea that the universe was expanding. When asked how many people really understood his theories of universal expansion, he replied, “Perhaps seven.”

The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

- John Berger, 1984

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DÉjÀ Vu

Fresh-Faced

2014:

Renée Zellweger faces criticism for a new look.

1905:

Ninteenth-century actress Sarah Bernhardt attempts to turn back the clock.

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#60 Orlando Figes

“In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality,” writes Orlando Figes in his essay for LQ's Revolutions issue. “That moment came for Russia in March 1921,” he says. More

News & Events

Voices for Peace 1914–2014

The New York Public Library, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York mark the 100th anniversary of World War I with a series of discussions by eminent historians.

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