Roundtable

Opinions and analysis from Lapham’s Quarterly writers and editors.

September 27, 2020

September 14, 2020

Alfresco Gender Reveals

2020:

An outdoor gender-reveal party in California sparks a wildfire.

1500 BC:

Ancient Egyptian women visit a field of grain daily to determine their babies’ gender.

 

August 13, 2020

The Cockerel Brief

2020:

Rooster fined 166 euros for early morning crowing in Italian town.

1474:

Rooster questioned for laying egg, perhaps at the behest of Satan.