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  • As historian David McCullough notes in his absorbing biography of John Adams, the inefficiency of 18th-century mail sometimes frustrated the Adams family.

    Mourn Snail Mail? No Way.

  • The lecture is the second in a five-lecture series that accompanies the museum's exhibition on 18th-century Venetian art, "Venice: Canaletto and His Rivals."

    Going Out Guide: Free & easy

  • In Mr. Chernow's case, this means daring to dress Washington in a contemporary costume so as to keep 18th-century trappings from distracting the reader from truly seeing the man.

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • In Mr. Chernow's case, this means daring to dress Washington in a contemporary costume so as to keep 18th-century trappings from distracting the reader from truly seeing the man.

    The Life of the Lives

  • The park is also home to Gracie Mansion, an 18th-century home that once housed the Museum of the City of New York but is now the official city residence for the mayor and the mayor's family if hizzoner chooses to live there (Michael Bloomberg doesn't).

    Yorkville: Growing Above and Below Ground

  • The Perverse Library, nr YorkStaged at Shandy Hall, the former home of the 18th-century writer Laurence Sterne, an exhibition of contemporary and modern-day image and text works paying homage to Sterne's experimental creativity.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • He is the director who spent two years pulling a boat over a mountain, who hypnotised the entire cast of a costume drama set in the 18th-century, who filmed at west African slaver forts and sent a raft loaded with monkeys down a Peruvian river.

    Werner Herzog, a movie-making genius of performance art

  • The Military Survey of Scotland, drawn in pen and ink with watercolour washes, offered "a vast, gorgeous bird's-eye view of mid 18th-century Scotland".

    Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt - review

  • Izzard will play the infamous one-legged pirate in Sky1's new version of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale of 18th-century treasure hunting and skulduggery in the west country and the Caribbean.

    Eddie Izzard to play Long John Silver in Sky's Treasure Island

  • Among them: an 18th-century Indian emerald, ruby and diamond parrot estimated at £ 400,000 - £ 600,000; It is one of seven jeweled gold objects from the collection.

    Buying Islamic, Indian Art

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