'“Notre Dame will come out of this experience enriched,” she says. “And so will we.”'
'“A bagel,” the newspaper of record explained in 1960, “is an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.”'
"Each arm, with its own brain inside, moves completely independent of the others. So much so that arms have been known to steal food from each other."
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“Ever since I was five years old,” wrote opera singer–turned–Buddhist lama Alexandra David-Néel, “I craved to go beyond the garden gate, to follow the road that passed it by, and to se...
How Cecelia Watson learned to stop worrying and love the semicolon.
What a 19th-century scammer can teach us about women, lying, and economic boom-and-bust cycles
Early electric cars performed better in cities than internal combustion vehicles, but didn’t give riders the same illusion of freedom and masculine derring-do.
Summer Brennan considers the art and ritual of reinvention in the history of Notre Dame cathedral, and its witness to a Parisian millennium.
While envisioning the darkest of futures and grappling with mortality, the English writer retreated to an idyllic Scottish isle to write Nineteen Eighty-Four.