Culture

October 29, 2014

Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was
3:04 PM

"One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob."

October 28, 2014

Jewish History is Not Just About the Holocaust. Finally, a Museum Gets That.
"The last thing Poland needs is a Holocaust museum. … The whole country is a Holocaust museum.”
5:01 PM

Finally, a museum gets that.

The Emily Dickinson of Photography Left Thousands of Negatives Behind When She Died
She secretly took some of the most moving photos of the twentieth century
2:25 PM

She took some of the most moving photos of the 20th century—and hid the negatives away in storage lockers.

Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.
11:57 AM

Is a novel more poignant when you know the author's real-life story?

October 27, 2014

A West Point Literature Professor's Inspiring Plea for Creativity in Our Military
10:56 PM

If you could give one book to a soldier, what would it be?

Is This a Vacation Photo or a Crime Scene?
10:00 PM

This sinister image is like an Antonioni film.

The Day Dylan Thomas's Poetic Brilliance Triumphed Over His Sad Alcohol Dependency
He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...
1:00 PM

He couldn't even pour a glass of water. Then, he began to read his poetry...

October 26, 2014

Let's Bring Back Mourning Clothes
9:15 PM

It would give the world an outward sign of our inner grief.

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