The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Arts & Culture"

Oh, the humanities!

Eggs Sardou and Pommes Anna, a la #7

You Are Who You Eat

foods named after famous people

Time to dress up, because #7 is inviting you to a dinner party where all the foods are famous. Or at least have famous namesakes.

John Singer Sargent, "Sir Hugh Lane" (1906)

More Lovely and More Temperate

poor estate planning, a daring art theft, and a brief history of Anglo-Irish relations

In which two Irish art students commit a daring daylight museum heist with virtually no planning, and somehow get away consequence-free.

Thorfinn Karlsefni (1915-1918) by Einar Jónsson

The Icelander

a tale of public art, politics, and racism

Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?

stack of cookbooks

Milking It for All It’s Worth

let's get saucy and talk about béchamel

We delve into the world of sauces by talking about the history and use of the milkiest sauce of all - béchamel!

Bird in Space

The Brouhaha

when abstract art when on trial

Is Constantin Brâncuși's "Bird in Space" a masterpiece, or just a hunk of polished bronze? Incredibly, this turned out to be a question for the courts!