Reverie, by Hubert Denis Etcheverry, c. 1930.  © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.


Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015


Southern women during the Civil War chewed on newspapers, believing an ingredient in the ink whitened their faces.

Had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed.

- Blaise Pascal, 1658


LQ Podcast

#07 Kory Stamper

Lewis Lapham talks with Kory Stamper, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.     More