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Volume VII, Number
Selling the grasp for what isn’t there.
Upon returning home, Crusaders brought with them styles that would upset Europe’s fashion hierarchy.
Shades of history, from black to white.
Southern women during the Civil War chewed on newspapers, believing an ingredient in the ink whitened their faces.
Voices In Time
Amelia Bloomer throws off a burden. More
"Do not wear too fine, nor yet too scruffy, a toga."More
Charts & Graphs
The technology of dress
To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
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A surfer encounters a shark.
New Jersey beachgoers try to understand the psychology of sharks.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit.
Sail to Marrakesh, Lisbon, and more with Lewis Lapham, Tom Holland, and Lawrence Osborne.