London Beckons

London is a cosmopolitan city—diverse and modern, vibrant and eclectic, and perpetually hip yet carefully shrouded in ritual and ceremony. With the back of the great lion Churchill looming against monuments of centuries past and future, and the ghost of Virginia Woolf around each neighborhood corner, London’s great mystery is not one of secrecy, but of bounty. In a city charted by such grave and great history, where will you go?

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A Year in Reading: 2014

Taking a page from The Million’s Year in Reading, I compiled a list of the books that I read this year. It was the year that I set out to tackle a few of the weighty tomes that were taunting me from bookshelves, or tired of being made doorstops. I set out to see “the great masters struggle against that something, that something that terrifies us all, that something that cows us and spurs us on, amid blood and mortal wounds and stench.”

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