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Visible And Invisible: 'Servants' Looks At Life Downstairs

Author Lucy Lethbridge explores the history of British servants through their diaries, letters and memoirs. She says, "What I found particularly fascinating was how ... butlers were so butlery"; the old caricature of the clever manservant and the silly master is one "butlers have appeared to play to the hilt."

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Visible And Invisible: 'Servants' Looks At Life Downstairs

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When Memphis Made A Move On Nashville's Country Monopoly

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While counting Netflix's microgenres, Madrigal discovered the streaming service's favorite adjective: romantic. It appears in 5,272 categories. Robert Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Netflix Built Its Microgenres By Staring Into The American Soul

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