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House Of Cards

House of Cards

"Oops, there it goes." "House of cards" is an expression that dates back to 1645, referring to a structure built on a shaky foundation that will collapse if you remove a necessary element. A…

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Submerged

Submerged

In 1870, Jules Verne brought the submarine into the public sphere with his novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Writing about Verne, Captain Brayton Harris, USN, notes that the…

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An Ode To The Caftan

An Ode to the Caftan

There are caftans and there are caftans.  You'll enjoy this piece from Racked on the glorious, golden caftan (most definitely of the latter sort) worn by Meryl Streep in The…

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