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April 30, 1945: Mussolini Executed
April 30, 1945: Mussolini Executed

Fifty-four seconds on the outermost fringes of our moral comfort zone.

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Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved
Literary Pets: The Cats, Dogs, and Birds Famous Authors Loved

Twain and Bambino, Browning and Flush, Dickens and Grip, Hemingway and Uncle Willie, and more.

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Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits
Daily Rituals: A Guided Tour of Writers’ and Artists’ Creative Habits

Hemingway wrote standing, Nabokov on index cards, Twain while puffing cigars, and Sitwell in an open coffin.

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A Natural History of Love
A Natural History of Love

“A one-syllable word heavy as a heartbeat … a sort of traffic accident of the heart.”

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Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes
Susan Sontag on Why Lists Appeal to Us, Plus Her Listed Likes and Dislikes

How lists confer value and guarantee existence.

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How to Find Fulfilling Work
How to Find Fulfilling Work

On the art-science of “allowing the various petals of our identity to fully unfold.”

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