A New York production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ (2011)

To Manners Born

The English version of civility.

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23 • By SARA LODGE

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Emblematic scene from ‘Jack the Ripper’ (1959)

Ms. Private Eye

Victorian women detectives in life and literature.

Dec 2, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 12

Keukenhof Gardens, near Leiden

Dutch Treats

Oh, to be in Holland, now that August’s there .  .  .

Aug 12, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 45

Chelsea Pensioner

Britain in Bloom

The Chelsea Flower Show celebrates its centennial.

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

Raymond Queneau in a photo booth, ca. 1929

Words at Play

Cracking the code of the Workshop for Potential Literature.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

M.R. James, ca. 1900

An English Chill

Rediscovering the ghost stories of M. R. James.

Mar 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 26

Prince Henry Stuart by Isaac Oliver, ca. 1612

Testament of Youth

The elder brother of Charles I, in pictures and memory.

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20

Edward Lear

Funny Peculiar

The genius of the poet laureate of nonsense.

Nov 19, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 10

Navajo code talkers during the battle for Bougainville, 1943

American Speak

This tongue has many colors.

Aug 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 46

Terrace garden in Ravello

Under the Volcano

Sun-drenched in the shadow of Vesuvius.

Jun 25, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 39

Clubs

Journey to Clubland

‘A place where people can go to escape, but still belong.’

Apr 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 28

Painting of John Keats on his deathbed

Poet and Pioneer

The Keats brothers’ saga.

Jan 23, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 18

Photo of Max Beerbohm

Opus Maximus

A comic master’s comic masterpiece turns 100.

Dec 26, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 15

Painting of V. Sackville-West by Philip de Laszlo

Love Among the Shadows

Hidden lives, fatal passion, in genteel England.

Sep 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01

Venice Observed

Venice Observed

Canals, commerce, and Carnival.

Jun 6, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 36

Puttin’ on the Blitz

Puttin’ on the Blitz

The Bright Young Things dress up for the Good Old Days.

Mar 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 26

Poet Remembered

Poet Remembered

How John Clare’s home defined his life and work.

Nov 29, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 11

Young Poets in Love

Young Poets in Love

The romance of the Romantics.

Sep 13, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 48

Cinema Rivierité

Cinema Rivierité

When it comes to the movies, those who Cannes do.

Jun 14, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 37

Pop-Up Cuisine

Pop-Up Cuisine

The adventurous gourmet samples some underground restaurants.

May 31, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 35

In Vlad We Trust

In Vlad We Trust

‘You’re at the Transylvania station at a quarter to four .  .  .’

Apr 5, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 28

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