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    1. On April 22, 1914, U.S. forces took control of the Mexican port city of Veracruz during the fighting of the Mexican Revolution.

    2. Ms magazine opined: “If Vladimir Nabokov had been a lesbian feminist graphic novelist, he might have produced something like this witty, erudite memoir.” The stage version has ...

    3. An Artist Returns From the Edge

      New York Times3 days ago

      His family moved to Ithaca around 1960 because his father wanted to study with Vladimir Nabokov at Cornell, but by the time they got there, the author had left the university.

    4. Celebrities Kal Penn and John Oliver share a birthday today.

    5. Vladimir Nabokov The “Lolita” writer had grapheme-color synesthesia, and perceived letters as colors. Stevie Wonder Despite being blind, the singer has been said to “see” the color ...

    6. The Thrill and Pain of Inventing Angela Carter

      The Atlantic Wire (RSS)4 days ago

      Personally, I didn’t think so, for the obvious reasons—I can’t recall Vladimir Nabokov’s biographer Brian Boyd ever giving the thumbs up to any kind of quote about that writer’ ...

    7. Around the world, statues of people are commonplace. A limited number of business people and even some medical doctors and nurses end up frozen in time as statues. Statues that depict entomologists ...

    8. The other day, I was thinking about the feasibility of feeding butterflies buttered flies and, long story short, I was met with the disappointing discovery that there are in fact no strictly ...

    9. Vladimir Nabokov’s recipe for soft-boiled eggs is a gem of a prose-poem. It encapsulates the funny little frustrations of cooking, the sense of humor one must maintain in the face ...

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