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Moby-Dick Big Read, Day 133

Like a dog following a scent, Ahab detects “that peculiar odor, sometimes to a great distance given forth by the living sperm whale” as the chapter opens. As he is hoisted to his perch atop the main royal-mast head, he spies his prey: “There she...

Moby-Dick Big Read, Day 79

  Although it’s called “The Prairie,” the chapter title is really something of a misnomer: what Ishmael discusses here is the pseudo-sciences of physiognomy and phrenology, popular in the mid-nineteenth century, and whether they can be applied...

Networked NY Q&A: Josh Glick

Today, Josh Glick answers a few questions about his work on Coney Island history. He is a PhD candidate at Yale University in the joint program with Film Studies and American Studies, and his research and teaching interests are in urban cultural history, documentary...