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September 24, 2022
August 31, 2022
By Richard Vinograd
Stories of diplomatic portraiture.
August 29, 2022
By Daniel M. Lavery
The several deaths of François Vatel.
August 26, 2022
By Apoorva Tadepalli
Noodles, funeral pie, and a dinosaur killer.
By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Posting updates for friends back home from a work retreat in Italy.
August 24, 2022
By Brian Michael Murphy
The sinister history of fumigating “foreign” books.
August 19, 2022
By Mark Twain
Seeing snow on a late summer hike.
Missing pieces from an ancient board game, fiddle-faddle, and Eugene V. Debs as matchmaker.
August 17, 2022
By Lapham’s Quarterly
A journey through Joseph Conrad’s life at sea.
August 15, 2022
By Paris A. Spies-Gans
On the women who helped shape the eighteenth-century art scene in London.
A cabinet holdover greets yet another prime minister.
A noble pet listens and offers counsel.
A leopard runs loose on the streets.
A lion takes to the sewers.