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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From A Primer for Forgetting, out this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. anti-mnemonicsUmberto Eco writes that “once, as a joke, some friends and I invented advertisements for university positions…
I just wanted to tap. But in the mid-Eighties and early Nineties, in the well-to-do suburbs of New Jersey, the price of flapping, winging, and shuffling off to Buffalo was…