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Time

Volume VII, Number 4 | fall 2014

Miscellany

At the thirteenth General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1967, one second was redefined as “the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium-133 atom.” In April of this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, unveiled a new atomic clock to act as the United States’ primary time standard; it will not gain or lose a second in 300 million years.

Time’s ruins build eternity’s mansions.

- James Joyce, 1922

Lapham’sDaily

DÉjÀ Vu

Fresh-Faced

2014:

Renée Zellweger faces criticism for a new look.

1905:

Ninteenth-century actress Sarah Bernhardt attempts to turn back the clock.

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LQ Podcast

#60 Orlando Figes

“In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality,” writes Orlando Figes in his essay for LQ's Revolutions issue. “That moment came for Russia in March 1921,” he says. More

News & Events

Voices for Peace 1914–2014

The New York Public Library, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York mark the 100th anniversary of World War I with a series of discussions by eminent historians.

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Zero Hour

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