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american_aphrodite_1951_n1 And in his 2013 book, Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, Robert Spoo explains that the magazine contained a typical Rothian stew of slightly dated literature and winking erotica, though some of the material, such as Aubrey Beardsley’s unfinished novel Venus and Tannhäuser, contained stronger sexual content. Woodcuts and drawings of thinly clad or nude women adorned the quarterly’s pages, along with frank poems, such as one…

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

Maurice Sendak’s Little-Known and Lovely Posters Celebrating Books and the Joy of Reading

Maurice Sendak’s Little-Known and Lovely Posters Celebrating Books and the Joy of Reading | Brain Pickings For World Book Night, Maurice Sendak's little-known and wonderful vintage posters celebrating books and the joy of reading

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

Mark Twain on Slavery, How Religion Is Used to Justify Injustice, and What His Mother Taught Him About Compassion

Mark Twain on Slavery, How Religion Is Used to Justify Injustice, and What His Mother Taught Him About Compassion | Brain Pickings “Poor thing, when he sings, it shows that he is not remembering, and that comforts me; but when he is still, I am afraid he is thinking, and I cannot bear it. He will never see his mother again; if he can sing, I must not hinder it, but be thankful for it. If you were older, you would understand me; then that friendless child’s noise would make you glad.”

The Family Handymanfrom The Family Handyman

Savvy Home Tool Storage

DIY Garage Organization: Set aside a few months’ worth of fruit and coffee cans and put these cannery rows to work organizing all of the small hardware. All you need are some homemade wood clips and a chunk of 3/4-in. plywood screwed to a wall.