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

July 28, 2015

June 30, 2015

Forged Lives

By Mary Wellesley

As J.P. Morgan’s personal librarian, Belle da Costa Greene uncovered the Victorian forger who flooded the market with fake medieval art.

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June 16, 2015

All That Glitters

By Miles Klee

During the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s, “Soapy” Smith made a fortune taking advantage of would-be millionaires. A hundred years later, the aspirational rich are still the easiest targets.

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July 23, 2015

When Sharks Attack


A surfer encounters a shark. 


New Jersey beachgoers try to understand the psychology of sharks. 

July 08, 2015

Bikers Wanted


A bike-rental program courts female riders. 


Susan B. Anthony on cycling and feminism.