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Winnaretta Singer

To continue my recent series of ‘Badass Women’ posts, today I’d like to talk about Winnaretta Singer: heiress, arts patron, two-time princess, open and unapologetic Victorian lesbian. Oh, and I forgot to add to her bio: fabulous cape-wearer. I’ll just … Continue reading

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More Duels

I’ve found a few fun stories about dueling. Enjoy. 1.) English poet Mark Akenside avoided a duel with Counsellor Ballow because one refused to fight in the morning and the other refused to fight in the afternoon. 2.) In 1806, an … Continue reading

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Respectful Debate

Just a quick reblog today. I found this story on Futility Closet’s blog here. I thought a couple of stories about asshole politicians beating the shit out of each other, and other politicians applauding actual assault and murder, would remind … Continue reading

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The Duellists

Just a quick one today. I’m reblogging this from Futility Closet’s blog here. “In 1794, at Strasbourg, the French Hussar François Fournier-Sarlovèze challenged a young man to a duel and killed him. When his fellow officer Pierre Dupont de l’Étang … Continue reading

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The Clay-Randolph Duel

I found this article from an Atlas Obscura article here, and have then supplemented it with my own research. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack on repeat. This show has not only taught me … Continue reading

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A Fight in the Abyss

I just started reading Jack London's 1902 work of immersive journalism, The People of the Abyss. You can read it in full here. He goes undercover as a working-class citizen in London's horrific East End, simply because the class divide … Continue reading

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La Traviata

As many of you know, I’m recently back after a wedding hiatus. For our honeymoon, my weddin’-buddy and I went to Italy and tried to be as glamorous as goddamned possible. Us, pretty much all day, every day: In our … Continue reading

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