March 24, 2018

All the Saturday that’s fit to Saturday


An 1827 portrait of poet Aleksandr Pushkin, painted by Orest Kiprensky, born 236 years ago today.

Well, here we are again! The vile, septidiurnal procession of humiliations known mockingly as “the week” has, once again, wound itself to a conclusion. For those of us keeping score at home, 2018 is now 22.74% over, and we’re getting closer all the time. Congrats, everyone.

In the meantime, here’s what’s been happening on the blog as the past seven days have churned unrelentingly, mercilessly forward:

“Portrait of my Wife” by Frank Weston Benson, born 156 years ago today

We were also delighted to publish:

As ever, being ourselves merely human, we did not get to cover every story we were following. To wit:

We published one book this week:

And, finally, it is Saturday, and you are entitled—nay, compelled—to watch a cartoon. Hope you’re feeling wacky, because this week’s is a live one. Friends, book-lovers, people of the internet, behold the glory of The Big Snit:

That’s it for this week! Stay calm, avoid any early-spring Nor’easters, and we’ll see you right back here Monday morning.