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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Field Of Dreams

Field of Dreams

I get that itch about now and find myself gingerly reaching, past my complete Chip Hiltons, for my prized first edition of the best baseball book ever written, Ball Four.…

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Liminal

Liminal

Who better to share observations on the collections inside The Metropolitan Museum than the staff members who know those collections inside and out? They share their thoughts in the museum's…

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