Evolving Strategies in the Fight for Women’s Equality

Evolving Strategies in the Fight for Women’s Equality

Miranda Garno Nesler
Thursday February 1, 2018

The achievement of women’s enfranchisement in the U.S. was not the straightforward process that some history books would have us believe. No clean line connects the dawning of the official suffrage movement at Seneca Falls in 1848 to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The documents left behind...

The Fine Art of Reading Cocktail Culture

The Fine Art of Reading Cocktail Culture

Miranda Garno Nesler
Wednesday January 3, 2018

Cocktails and story telling go hand in hand. While the consumption of spirits at its best can lead to what Oscar Wilde called “the musings of great minds,” the etymology of the term itself is also wrapped in oral history and questionable narrative. At times attributed to English sailors’ translation...

Edgar Allan Poe’s “Silly Little Book” On The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Edgar Allan Poe’s “Silly Little Book” On The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Sadie Hoagland
Thursday February 23, 2017

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was one of two** attempts by Poe to write a novel, he did it for money, and it was not well received. Critics at the time gave the novel scathing reviews, calling it too violent, sloppily told, and accusing Poe of attempting...

Observing the Seedling On Whitman’s First Leaves of Grass

Observing the Seedling On Whitman’s First Leaves of Grass

By Z. Smith
Friday April 1, 2016

This is the grass that grows wherever the land is and water is

This is the common air that bathes the globe. - “Song of Myself”

 

In 1855, in the small shops and stalls of New York, a slim, tall, elaborately fashioned volume appeared on shelves. The book was void of...

Dust Jackets: A Historical Perspective

Trevor Schwartz
Friday February 26, 2016

 

 

 

Go back a hundred years in the history of the book, and dust jackets were treated with the same care and solicitude that consumers currently apply to candy wrappers. Existing solely for the simple utility they provided, and not considered an actual part of the books they...

Riddles and Rhymes: The Logic of “Nonsense” in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Riddles and Rhymes: The Logic of “Nonsense” in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By Victoria Kennedy

“Have I gone mad?”

“I’m afraid so, but let me tell you something… the best people usually are.”

A professor of mathematics at Christ Church College at Oxford University, Charles Dodgson was fascinated by puzzles of logic. While at the University, he developed a close friendship with the young daughters...

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