Nabokov on the Sins of Translation

Nabokov on the Sins of Translation

Vladimir Nabokov explains the perils of translating, and the great Russian short story.

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Women and the World of Dime Novels

Women and the World of Dime Novels

Full of romance and adventure, dime novels were a variety of melodramatic fiction that was popular in the United States from about 1860 until the early 1900s. Published as cheap paperbacks (most cost only ten cents), they were generally regarded as low-quality fiction. The characters fought, fell in love, got married, and occasionally killed each other (or sometimes themselves). The goal of this exhibit is to highlight some of these female characters.

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Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

Do not have sex with our robots, Japanese firm warns users

The Japanese company behind humanoid robot Pepper has told its owners not to get frisky with it. In the user agreement for the android, mobile phone firm SoftBank states: "The policy owner must not perform any sexual act or other indecent behaviour" on the machine, which is designed to live with humans.

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