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This Is a Thing: The Civil War Sitcom ‘The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer’

Welcome to “This Is a Thing,” a monthly feature where your humble film editor will examine a piece of popular culture — a film, an album, a television special, whatever — that I wouldn’t believe existed, had I not laid my own eyes upon it. This month: in the spirit of the forthcoming (and hopefully slightly more tasteful) The Butler, consider the controversial and short-lived Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, the story of a black valet in the Lincoln White House. … Read More

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The Fascinating Business Cards of 20 Famous People

In today’s climate of cell phone contacts, Facebook, and LinkedIn, business cards may be becoming a thing of the past. But they can still say a lot about you. After discovering an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov, we were inspired to hunt for more famous peoples’ business cards, from Abraham Lincoln to Lady… Read More

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