culture

Nov
30
An addendum to what the gods do not confer

An addendum to what the gods do not confer

By this point Gene Kelly could have settled for doing what his adoring public expected — dancing like Gene Kelly for the remaining years of his career. But he didn’t.
4 min read
Nov
27
On being a gentleman well unread

On being a gentleman well unread

Why have I read On the Road, twice, but not Jane Eyre or Don Quixote? Why The Thirty-Nine Steps and Three Men in a Boat but not David Copperfield or Pride and Prejudice? I’ve no idea.
3 min read
Nov
18
Could you speak a bit more slowly?

Could you speak a bit more slowly?

Cicero recognized the problem and charged Tiro with inventing a form of Latin shorthand. Tiro created a system of letters and symbols that was topped by Seneca to 5,000 symbols. Yes, 5,000.
4 min read