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PAST IS PROLOGUE

Philosophy is the love of wisdom. But sometimes, wisdom requires that we embrace our foolishness.

Poster for Gentry Bros. Circus, circa 1920–1940. Image: Library of Congress


PAST IS PROLOGUE

Play is a serious business. But seriousness does not exclude fun.

Image: Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Children’s Games. 1560. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.


PAST IS PROLOGUE

An accidental correspondence revealed how one doting father’s life ended in a tragic crime that took decades to uncover

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PAST IS PROLOGUE

If we want to work better, first we need to think better

“The Seasons” by Pieter Brueghel the Elder from the Metropolitan Museum of Art online collection. Image: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

What is work?


Past Is Prologue

I own the table of my dreams because someone was desperate

A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
All photos courtesy of Meg Conley


Past Is Prologue

A photographer’s perspective on recent events at the Capitol

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Past Is Prologue

And other examples of why more is more in Italy

The Statue of David in Florence. Photo: iStock


Past Is Prologue

An analysis of astronauts, the French revolution, and the future of space exploration


Past Is Prologue

White America may be meeting Donald Trump for the first time, but Black people have known him for centuries

Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Past Is Prologue

Love is strange

Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, September 11, 2020. Photo: Sela Shiloni

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