Opinions and analysis from Lapham’s Quarterly writers and editors.

January 29, 2015

December 08, 2014

The Wee Hours

By Bess Lovejoy

For centuries, a night’s sleep was interrupted by a brief waking period: a time to think, catch up on the mending, have sex, or get into trouble.

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January 22, 2015

Keep Calm and Reproduce


Pope Francis talks responsible family planning.

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St. Augustine warns married couples not to get too excited.

January 08, 2015

Crime Stoppers


The NYPD unofficially shuts down. 


Theodore Roosevelt on citizens and coppers.