What George Eliot's Hands Had to Do With the Sex Lives of Dairy Maids: A Chat With a Victorianist

There’s still a lingering perception that Victorians were stuffy to the point of being wholly out of touch with their own bodies—as though they were like porcelain dolls from the era, just cloth stuffed with horsehair south of the neck. The recently released history book Victorians Undone makes a fascinating…

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A Stroll Through the History of Women's Shoes With Stuart Weitzman at the New York Historical Society

“I have always believed from the beginning that shoes tell a story more than covering your feet,” said shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, introducing members of the press to the New York Historical Society’s latest exhibit. “Walk This Way” bears his belief out, offering a fascinating tour through history via women’s…