Olympia, by Édouard Manet, 1863. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. 

Eros

Volume II, Number 1 | winter 2009

To love a woman who scorns you is to lick honey from a thorn.

—Welsh proverb

Lapham’sDaily

Man and Woman Being Chased by Bees (detail), by Honoré Daumier. The New York Public Library, Art and Picture Collection.

DÉjÀ Vu

The Perfect Swarm

2018:

The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.

1906:

Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.

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The World in Time

Jill Lepore

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States. More