Man steals money and runs from the law—after leaving behind a fake suicide note.
Acrobats (detail), Japanese handscroll, nineteenth century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Henry J. Bernheim, 1945.
Volume XII, Number 3 | summer 2019
A study of U.S. Supreme Court oral transcripts from 2004 to 2005 tabulated every instance the court reporter described a justice’s remarks provoking laughter. It found that Antonin Scalia had caused seventy-seven such episodes, while Clarence Thomas had caused zero.
A multitude of small delights constitute happiness.—Charles Baudelaire, 1897
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