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Crowd Control

Lewis Lapham | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

For the last several years, the word "revolution" has been hanging around backstage on the national television talk-show circuit waiting for somebody, anybody -- visionary poet, unemployed automobile worker, late-night comedian -- to cue its appearance on camera.

Selling Death

Lewis Lapham | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Lewis Lapham

I count it a lucky break to have been born in a day and age when answers to the question "Why do I have to die?" were still looked for in the experimental laboratories of art and literature as well as in the teachings of religion. The problem hadn't yet been referred to the drug and weapons industries, to the cosmetic surgeons and the neuroscientists.

Jonah Green

PHOTOS: Lapham's Quarterly Celebrates Historic Toasts | Jonah Green | Posted 04.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A woman stood up at the long table and raised her glass. "I like to have a Martini," she said, reading the words of Dorothy Parker, "two a...

Food Chains: Tomatoes, Black Pepper And Coffee Through The Years

Posted 09.10.2011 | Home

Lapham's Quarterly's food issue is a rich read--articles range from kitchen appliances from the past to dog eating. Everything is worth a read but we ...

How Many Calories One Dollar Will Buy

The New York Times | DAVID LEONHARDT | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

Lapham’s Quarterly has put together a graphic showing how many calories a dollar will buy in various forms, including lettuce, canned tuna, a bottle...

David Foster Wallace, R.I.P.

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lapham's Quarterly

While Wallace understood well the solipsism of depression -- see "The Depressed Person" -- he himself evinced none of it, in spite of his affliction.