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The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life
The Mansion of Many Apartments: John Keats’s Metaphor for Life

“An extensive knowledge is needful to thinking people — it takes away the heat and fever.”

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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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Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff
Brand Thinking: Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, and Other Mavens on How and Why We Define Ourselves Through Stuff

“The modern version of introspection is the sum total of all those highly individualized choices that we make about the material content of our lives.”

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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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