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John Lanchester · Nabokov’s Dreams · LRB 10 May 2018

There’s a joke, attributed to Oscar Wilde, that the most frightening sentence in the English language is: ‘I had a very interesting dream last night.’ If Wilde did say that, it’s a safe bet that he wouldn’t have liked Insomniac Dreams, because this short book is focused entirely on the dream-life of Vladimir Nabokov.[*] It […]

If You Think You Hate Puns, You’re Wrong

The English language is almost nightmarishly expansive, and yet there is no good way to respond when someone drops a bad pun in casual conversation. “Stop” seems ideal, but it’s too late—they already did it. If your esophagus cooperates, you can mimic a human chuckle, or you can just steamroll through, ignoring the elephant now […]

What to do this week in Pittsburgh: April 29-May 5

Rossilynne Culgan / The Incline Apr 29 2018  ·  7:15 a.m. There’s a little something for everyone this week. First, start off by sprucing up your wardrobe in an eco-friendly way at a clothing swap. Really embrace #WaybackWednesday with a singalong to a childhood fave — “Beauty and the Beast.” Later this week, try goat yoga, […]