Nabokov was such a romantic.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.
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• About Vladimir Nabokov's boundless love
for his eventual wife of 50 years, Véra (aka "his kittykin, his poochums, his mousikins, goosikins, monkeykins, sparrowling, kidlet," etc)? —Kate Schmidt
• About suburban architecture
? —Aimee Levitt
• About the murder of four people
in the French Alps? —Tal Rosenberg
• About the recent gathering of descendants of authors of slave narratives and antislavery activists
including Dred Scott and Solomon Northrup? —Kate Schmidt
• About how a terrible column on why spooning is sexist
proves that the Internet (and the thinkpiece) is broken? —Ryan Smith
• About the new "Escape the Railcar"
mental maze in the Flat Iron Building, in which a team of participants has one hour to solve clues that will get them out of a locked railcar? —Julia Thiel