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February 17, 2018
February 14, 2018
By Beau Friedlander
How fasting rewired my brain.
February 16, 2018
By Jaime Fuller
Valentines, real architects building fictions, and place names.
February 15, 2018
By Suzan Alteri
A curator of historical children’s literature shares a book from World War II.
February 12, 2018
By Holly Haworth
How native Hawaiians traversed the cosmos—then lost their way in translation.
February 09, 2018
Celebrity library patrons, lasers, and complicated creatures.
February 08, 2018
By Jeanne Theoharis
The author of A More Beautiful and Terrible History shares writing from Rosa Parks.
February 07, 2018
By James S. Romm
Why Seneca’s advice for living centered on dying.
February 05, 2018
By Robert Darnton
The business of books in 1778 France, as seen by a sales representative for a Swiss publishing house.
February 02, 2018
Almanacs to consult, gasp-worthy correspondence, and a tapestry travel guide.
February 01, 2018
By Andrew and Rachel Dalby
Including tips for making your own fish sauce.
Russian athletes prefer their steroids shaken, not stirred.
Ancient Olympians use illegal curses to defeat the opposition.
Scientists look at the variables and find encroaching apocalypse.
c. 2235 BC:
An ancient king consults the gods and sees encroaching apocalypse—for those he hates.