Facebook disappears an ad featuring a woman’s—gasp—upper back.
Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez, 1656. Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain.
Arts & Letters
Volume III, Number 2 | spring 2010
I never know quite when I’m not writing. Sometimes my wife comes up to me at a party and says, Dammit, Thurber, stop writing. She usually catches me in the middle of a paragraph. Or my daughter will look up from the dinner table and ask, Is he sick? No, my wife says, he’s writing something.—James Thurber, 1955
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The World in Time
Lewis H. Lapham talks with Richard White, author of The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865–1896. More