|Reader "RPS" steered us to this wonderful image other musicians listening to Ella (by Herman Leonard) in response to our recent series of jazz photos. Adam Gopnik's AV feature for the BBC celebrates the "A" train in words, music, and photos.|
|An eye doctor at Dartmouth is convinced the person at right is also Emily Dickinson, later in life—making this the second photo of the great poet, if true. I am dubious. Weigh the evidence at the History Blog.|
|Stephen King was one of only three authors I recognized right off the bat in a Flavorwire slideshow on writers' school photos. How about you?.|
|All hail the Amazon Queen of tennis!|
Re the post of Charles Darwin's psychomachia regarding marriage: Guess who said this … no peeking!
"I think people marry far too much; it is such a lottery, and for a poor woman – bodily and morally the husband’s slave – a very doubtful happiness."
Queen Victoria wrote this to her daughter. Very strange, considering her adoration of Albert! Maybe she knew she had it better than most women.