U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
The Dead Toreador, by Édouard Manet, c. 1864. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Volume VI, Number 4 | fall 2013
When told by a doctor that he was dying in 1851, J. M. W. Turner replied, “Go downstairs, take a glass of sherry, and then look at me again.” The doctor followed the painter’s suggestion but returned with the same prognosis. The day Turner died he was wheeled to the window so that he could see the sunshine on the river and boats passing by.
Life is a farce, and should not end with a mourning scene.—Horace Walpole, 1784
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