After the Dash: Last Words of the Politically and Historically Infamous

The thing that is so fascinating about a person’s final words is, of course, that the person rarely knows those  utterances will be his or her last. One of my favorite poems is W.S. Merwin‘s “For the Anniversary of My Death”: Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires…

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Twenty-First Century Foxes? Historical Figures Get Make Overs

The good folks over at Laughing Squid decided to give  iconic historical figures updates to some pretty dated looks. C’mon, once every four hundred years or so…everyone deserves a spa day! William Shakespeare in skinny jeans?  Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Lord Chamberlain’s Barista? Noooooooooooooo! Is that Elizabeth the First, the Virgin Queen, or is that my Statistics professor?…

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