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The 17th-Century Paper Social Network – Robinson Meyer – The Atlantic

It’s like 17th-century Twitter, said Chris Fletcher, Keeper of Special Collections at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, which bought the scrap earlier this year. To scholars and the British public, both Wood and Aubrey are well-known. Both were antiquaries, a kind of Enlightenment-era historian-biographer who preferred working with physical, material things. “We …

Celeb birthdays for June 22, 2012

Actor Ralph Waite (“The Waltons”) is 84. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 76. Actor Michael Lerner is 71. Singer Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is 68. Singer Howard “Eddie” Kaylan of The Turtles is 65. Actor David L. Lander (Squiggy on “Laverne and Shirley”) is 65. Singer Todd Rundgren is …

Queen Elizabeth II grants Camilla new honor

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has appointed the Duchess of Cornwall to the highest female rank in the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace said Monday. The announcement that Camilla has been made a Dame Grand Cross comes on the day of her seventh wedding anniversary with Prince Charles, the …