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Extreme, Extreme!

The literature of laughing gas. “This is not the Laughing, but the Hippocrene or Poetic Gas, Sir.” Colored etching by R. Seymour, 1829, via the Wellcome ...

September 17, 2014 03:50 PM

Life Studies

A subway ad for the latest “Body Worlds” exhibition. With the passage of time come certain revelations. Sometimes these are melancholy; people you love ...

September 17, 2014 01:04 PM

Austenites Resplendent, and Other News

Photo: Jane Austen Festival “Madame Bovary, c’est moi” is all well and good as a witty rejoinder—but in all honesty, which of the women in ...

September 17, 2014 09:30 AM

The Production of Dairy Cows as Affected by Frequency and Regularity of Milking and Feeding

It’s late, and you’re still awake. Allow us to help with Sleep Aid, a series devoted to curing insomnia with the dullest, most soporific prose available in ...

September 17, 2014 02:30 AM

Cardboard, Glue, and Storytelling

Last year, Sadie Stein wrote here about Matteo Pericoli’s Laboratory of Literary Architecture, a “cross-disciplinary exploration of literature as ...

September 16, 2014 05:05 PM | 1 comments

As Dolls to Wanton Kids

Detail from the cover of The Doll’s House. It is an anxious, sometimes a dangerous thing to be a doll. Dolls cannot choose; they can only be chosen; they ...

September 16, 2014 04:03 PM