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  1. Jean-Léopolde-Nicolas-Frédéric Cuvier. My man!


    March 27, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Those e’s with accents don’t really work in this software, do they? Cuvier was a naturalist in late eighteenth-early nineteenth century France, and he helped to create the idea of…

  2. The Empty Chair


    March 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An acquaintance of my father’s was consulted during the exorcism which inspired William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist. If my father hadn’t told me about that, and explained that the…

  3. Manhattan Nocturne


    March 14, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    There’s a moment in the movie Argo when the film producer (played by Alan Arkin) says that his family life is a wreck because the movie business is like coal…

  4. The Internal Enemy


    February 26, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Of the many things I didn’t know about the War of 1812, this may be the most important: It gave slaves in the Chesapeake Bay area a chance to reunite…

  5. Welcome to our Chinese New Year Celebration!


    January 31, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Happy Chinese New Year! Friday, January 31st marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse. We begin our celebration with a Chinese review (by Xiaolin Lin of the Lawrence…