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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From a series of lists compiled in Euphemisms That Get on My You-Know-Whats, which was published in November by Andrews McMeel Publishing. raining cats and dogs Raining old ladies and…
From the cockpit transcript of a Navy training flight near Seattle, in 2017. The exchange was released in May, following an investigation. Excerpts from the transcript were first published by…
From a correction that was published by the Louisville Courier-Journal in July. Read More
From reasons submitted to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the United Kingdom’s tax-collection agency, for missing or tardy returns. Read More
By Éric Chevillard, from Music & Literature No. 8. Chevillard is the author of numerous novels, including Prehistoric Times, which appeared in English in 2012. Translated from the French by…
The life of a woman of letters
From a list of aphorisms generated by randomly recombining the tweets of Deepak Chopra, and used in a study on “the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit” by Gordon Pennycook,…
In which our intrepid restaurant critic submits to the dreams and excesses of New York’s most fashionable eateries
By Patton Oswalt, from Silver Screen Fiend, to be published next month by Scribner. In memory of Sherman Torgan, an L.A. theater owner, Oswalt imagined “a month’s worth of titles…
From entries in Comic, Curious and Quirky: News Stories from Centuries Past, by Rona Levin, a collection of British newspaper articles published this month by the British Library.
From Conversations, a collection of dialogues conducted in 1984 and 1985 between Jorge Luis Borges and the Argentine poet Osvaldo Ferrari, out next month from Seagull Books. Translated from the…