Twilight: The Line
Yes, I went. Yes, I liveblogged. No, my nose did not get broken. People were uniformly pacifist, which was greatly upsetting, but if you could get past the politeness and orderly behavior, there was a lot to love. And some girl might have a broken nose, actually. You’ll see. Fun fact: the Regal Union Square is a black hole of internet connectivity.…
“Manners, Culture and Dress of the Best American Society.”
So, doing research is sometimes more fun than writing. Behold! An amazing book of etiquette from 1891. It’s just as awesome as you could imagine. As someone who is often at a loss in social situations (damn you, salad fork, why must you look exactly like the dessert fork!), there’s something appealing about the idea of a book of manners that everyone is expected to read and follow.…