Crowd at the Seashore, by William James Glackens, c. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot, 1967.
• The story of Dr. Rebecca J. Cole. (Smithsonian.com)
• An interview with the author of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. (NPR)
• Coney Island, then and now. (NewYorker.com)
• Memes in the seventeenth century: “All of these varieties might seem strange to a modern audience. How could a single image on a single ballad possibly represent more than one thing or person at the same time?” (Public Domain Review)
• Skin care in literature. (Paris Review Daily)
• The fate of lost books. (The Times Literary Supplement)
• A former slave was entombed in a Denver cathedral this week: “The tomb is white marble, sculpted specially for Greeley in Italy. Her remains were exhumed last year as part of the canonization process for sainthood and, once again, a large crowd paid respects as her bones were laid out in the cathedral for all to see.” (The Washington Post)