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Mary Jo Bang Wonders Why It Takes So Long to Meet Beatrice in Dante’s Inferno

Considering the Scarcity of Female Characters in the Cantos

By Mary Jo Bang  July 26, 2021

How an 18th-Century Cookbook Offers Glimpses of Jane Austen’s Domestic Life

Julienne Gehrer Takes a Closer Look at Martha Lloyd’s Household Book

By Julienne Gehrer   July 26, 2021

Would You Give Up Air-Conditioning If You Knew It Would Save the Planet?

Eric Dean Wilson on the Perpetual American Need for Comfort

By Eric Dean Wilson  July 26, 2021

On Molly Williams, One of America’s First Female Firefighters

Jaime Lowe Traces the History of “Volunteer” Firefighting as a New Form of Servitude

By Jaime Lowe  July 26, 2021