Chaucer scholars have generally settled on April 17, 1387, as the date his pilgrims departed for Canterbury. 

Here is a gallery of fifteenth-century illustrations from the Ellesmere manuscript of The Canterbury Tales.


Los seres humanos no nacen para siempre el día en que sus madres los alumbran, sino que la vida los obliga a parirse a sí mismos una y otra vez.

- Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1927-April 17th, 2014)

[human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves]

Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.

– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief  (via johnharrrison)
Mr. Brightside (Acoustic)
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Evening dress, 1925

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Last week was our annual Spring Revel, where we honored poet Frederick Seidel with the Hadada Award.

From our archive, here is an image from our 1993 event: Jeffrey Eugenides, James Salter, Peter Maas, Tama Janowitz, Christopher Cerf, Harry Hunt, and Jay McInerney in the cancan line.


I know of a kid who was in a coma for a week and when he woke up the first thing he did was panic because he had homework due and I think that sums up the American school system pretty well




A few of my favorite activities.

i like how they put capitalism in fun letters

i rly need this framed on my wall