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Steampunk rules: AnachroCon will let you rewrite history

When you run a convention dedicated to reinterpretation, debates get hot, as the organizers of AnachroCon (mission: “present all sides of the historical record”) know full well.

Photograph by Marina Levitskaya

A pop culture-centric guide to Verdi’s Rigoletto

This month, the Atlanta Opera stages Verdi’s Rigoletto. To help you impress your opera-going companions, a few nuggets you can drop before the curtain rises or during intermission.


Charlie Brown Cookies

While driving through the little town of Water Valley, Mississippi, not far from the Ole Miss campus, an adorable, refurbished mercantile caught my eye. I stopped in for what turned out to be a wonderful lunch and was impressed by the selection of homegrown produce, sophisticated artisanal grains, and home-baked goodies. When I saw that […]


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