Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own.
Margaret Atwood, 1976
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Robert Weide
Robert B. Weide talks about his decades-long production of a documentary on Kurt Vonnegut due to be released in 2015.
Lewis H. Lapham is Editor of Lapham's Quarterly. He also serves as editor emeritus and national correspondent for Harper's magazine.

Your face, my thane, is a book where men / May read strange matters ...

— William Shakespeare


The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft, / And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

— John Keats


It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen ... The world will present itself to you for its unmasking.

— Franz Kafka