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October 26, 2016
By Hugh Kennedy
The history of a contested idea.
October 21, 2016
By Angela Serratore
Simone de Beauvoir’s solo expeditions, the CIA’s modern art collection, and New York City’s unrealized cityscapes.
October 19, 2016
By Megan Rosenbloom
The strange history of books bound in human skin.
October 14, 2016
Revolutionary dancing, literary redecorating, and surreal cooking.
October 12, 2016
By Miles Klee
The personal frontlines of germ warfare.
October 11, 2016
By Leopold Froehlich
From “arse” to “yam,” here are the words of the flesh.
October 07, 2016
Poetic pilgrimages, a language for everyone, and the terror of Victorian England.
September 29, 2016
A pioneering cowgirl, Shirley Jackson at home and at work, and a literary auction.
September 27, 2016
By Ross Ufberg
Smuggling Nikita Khrushchev’s memoirs out of the USSR.
September 23, 2016
Revolutionary reenacting, literary touring, and historic zookeeping.
Elena Ferrante is unwillingly unmasked.
A letter from Charlotte Brontë’s nom de plume.
Donald Trump versus Miss Universe.
Suffragettes use pageants to make their case.