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A diplomatic episode
How the dear old poems of our childhood need to be brought up to date
What’s wrong lately with Mother?
Studies in the plays and films of yesterday and today (VI.–”The historical drama”)
Studies in the plays and films of yesterday and today (V.–Masterpieces of other nations)
Studies in the plays and films of yesterday and today (IV.–”The Greek drama”)
Studies in the plays and films of yesterday and today (III.–”Dead men’s gold”)
Studies in the plays and films of yesterday and today (II.–”The soul call”)
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
© 2012 Harper’s Magazine. Photograph (detail) © Danny Wilcox Frazier