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11 Monarchs Who Went Insane

With election season in full swing, perhaps it’s time to take a step back and be glad that neither candidate makes out with corpses or thinks they have bones made of glass. Whether they were born with mental illness or slowly descended into lunacy as a result of leading tragic lives, these 11 rulers definitely [...]

Second-Ever Photo of Emily Dickinson Discovered

This daguerreotype is believed to be a photograph of Emily Dickinson in her mid-20s, seated with her friend Kate Scott Turner in 1859. If the suspicions of Amherst College historians proves true, it will become only the second authenticated image of the reclusive poet known to exist. The college’s archives and special collections department has subjected [...]

Drunk Texts from Famous Authors

Because I could not stop for beer, it kindly stopped for me. Jessie Gaynor of The Paris Review imagined intoxicated text messages from famous authors including Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, Dan Brown and others. Link -via Nag on the Lake