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  • Treacherous Hero: Heart of Darkness on the Hudson
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Traveling Man — On his birthday, we remember the reasons he came to the United States and partly explain how he came to know Americans better than any other visitor. Keep Reading

The Twenty-Nine Whacks — Nothing remarkable had ever happened to her, until her parents turned up dead. Keep Reading

A Good Man All but forgotten except as a figure of fun, he was actually a rare public servant and an even greater rarity in the presidency. Keep Reading

"Dove Mi Piaci” He accomplished what the rest of the world had long thought impossible. It was 200 years ago this week, beginning on June 30. Keep Reading 

Gad! said the Dad of Yesteryear — There is something curiously modern about Father’s Day that dour forebears would have found peculiar. Keep Reading

Music of the Perpetual Night — Tom Wiggins had the enviable purpose of creating wonder and joy out of the grotesque and inexplicable. Keep Reading

Lucy at Launch — He couldn’t take his eyes off of her. He had never seen anything so wonderful, so perfect. He never would again. Keep Reading


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