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Ideas for Winter 2013

"One should always be drunk. That’s the great thing, the only question. Not to feel the horrible burden of Time weighing on your shoulders and bowing you to the earth, you should be drunk without respite. Drunk with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you please." —Lapham's Quarterly ("The only magazine that collects the most engaging voices from history on today’s most pressing topics") quotes Baudelaire in the mission statement for its latest issue, "Intoxication," which focuses among many things on opium, lust, and drunkenness in history in literature, as well as on different intoxicants' origins. The whole thing (90 stories in all) is [...]