We have now obtained the doubleeyed or twin pictures, or Stereograph, if we may...– Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1859. The NYPL has perfected the art of nineteenth-century 3D.
John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive!
Shut UP, history! You are so crazy! mentalflossr: Born in 1790, John Tyler was our 10th President. He took office in 1841 after William Henry Harrison died. And he has two living grandchildren! Not great-great-great-grandchildren. Their dad was Tyler’s son. How is this possible? The Tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, one President Tyler’s 15...
When Dostoevsky met Dickens in 1862 — a meeting that is hard to imagine —...– Verlyn Klinkenborg, “The Whirling Sound of Planet Dickens” (via fwriction)
A Different Stripe: Elizabeth von Arnim in Downton... →
Oooh, that’s a good suggestion NYRB. nyrbclassics: We know we are jumping on the bandwagon, but we couldn’t resist. The New York Times ran a piece about the publishing world’s eager reaction to Downton Abbey, and we just had to chime in with our own related author. In the first episode of the new season the odious Molesley presents a…
Three line poems from the NYPD police blotter.
Why didn’t we think of this? WHY? michellelegro: “At 4 a.m. on an Upper East Side subway platform, a stare-down between two men was being held. One blinked, and Joseph Owens, 32, attacked.” Félix Fenéon, meet @neofeneon: Three line poems from the NYPD police blotter.