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Volume VIII, Number
Americans have a genius for the artful dodge, but also an infallible willingness to play the fool.
Long before Moby Dick, Herman Melville set off on a Polynesian trip that became a famous literary hoax.
False claims and shady real estate.
Vladimir Nabokov referred to Thomas Mann once as a “quack” and to Ezra Pound as “that total fake.”
Voices In Time
In which scruples make all the difference. More
The day itself is a deception.More
Charts & Graphs
Famous quotes and the people who didn’t say them.
Someone who knows too much finds it hard not to lie.
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By Angela Serratore
Books enjoyed by Frankenstein’s monster, real-life ends for the characters of “Wolf Hall,” and the closeted life of Mark Twain. More
French women report harassment from men on public transportation.
A guidebook advises nineteenth-century women on safely travelling solo.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian speaks with Lewis Lapham about her latest book, The Bully Pulpit.
Our fourth annual gala is a celebration of the revolutionary 1780s.