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86717. Diddling

Edgar Allan Poe

Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences (1843) is a very droll piece by Edgar Allan Poe. The use of the jocular term "diddling" makes it clear from the title that it will be a facetious essay, intended to amuse. Up until comparatively recently the word "diddling" was …

86800. The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the …

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world―and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it …



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