great article at things magazine: ‘Kiralfy, together with his brothers Arnold and Bolossy, were a cross between David Copperfield, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Frank Gehry and Steve Wynn, a genuinely trans-Atlantic business of spectacle making.’
via A&LD, an essay on Kipling. ‘Around the turn of the last century, at the apogee of Kipling’s fame, Mark Twain wrote that he was “the only living person not head of a nation, whose voice is heard around the world the moment it drops a remark”’
Another essay on Kipling, this one from The Atlantic in 1919. Offered mainly for historical interest.