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Sadie Stein contemplates textspeak in today’s “New York Times” crossword and, as God is her witness, argues against humble opinions.

Sadie Stein contemplates textspeak in today’s “New York Times” crossword and, as God is her witness, argues against humble opinions.

Ann Beattie on Bob Adelman's photography of the Civil Rights Movement. Pictured: “CORE Volunteer Helping an Older Woman Learn to Fill Out a Voter Registration Form, East Feliciana Parish, LA,” 1963.

An Urgent Message

Ann Beattie on Bob Adelman's photography of the Civil Rights Movement. Pictured: “CORE Volunteer Helping an Older Woman Learn to Fill Out a Voter Registration Form, East Feliciana Parish, LA,” 1963.

Spurred by Downton Abbey, fabulously wealthy people around the world have decided they must have butlers, and they must have them now. Jeeves must be rolling in his grave—even if he was technically a valet, and a fictional one at that.

Butlers for Everyone, and Other News

Spurred by Downton Abbey, fabulously wealthy people around the world have decided they must have butlers, and they must have them now. Jeeves must be rolling in his grave—even if he was technically a valet, and a fictional one at that.

“Maybe a new owner will like the minor key of its small mysteries. And why take on another life, if not for that?“ Sadie Stein on the dog that raced a Metro-North train.

The Cat Came Back

“Maybe a new owner will like the minor key of its small mysteries. And why take on another life, if not for that?“ Sadie Stein on the dog that raced a Metro-North train.

“When his twinkling eyes met mine, he recognized a comrade-in-arms.” Sadie Stein on smiling at strangers in public.

The Set

“When his twinkling eyes met mine, he recognized a comrade-in-arms.” Sadie Stein on smiling at strangers in public.

An interview with cartoonist Julia Wertz: “I was just ready to start again. I had remembered why I liked drawing comics.”

Staying Out of Trouble: An Interview with Julia Wertz

An interview with cartoonist Julia Wertz: “I was just ready to start again. I had remembered why I liked drawing comics.”

“He was wearing a rumpled linen jacket and tie. Of course he was.” Sadie Stein on her brief encounter with the ghost of Robert Lowell.

For the 1 Train Dead

“He was wearing a rumpled linen jacket and tie. Of course he was.” Sadie Stein on her brief encounter with the ghost of Robert Lowell.

“Here was a man with a flawless scientific reputation, who discovered a new element, but could not detect a real live maiden who was masquerading as a ghost.” How scientist William Crookes, born today in 1832, was swayed by spiritualism.

True Objective Occurrences

“Here was a man with a flawless scientific reputation, who discovered a new element, but could not detect a real live maiden who was masquerading as a ghost.” How scientist William Crookes, born today in 1832, was swayed by spiritualism.

Finnegans Wake: An Illustrated Panorama

Finnegans Wake: An Illustrated Panorama

Finnegans Wake,James Joyce,Landscape

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