Hello denizens of I Love Charts! Your feed is being taken over by Michelle Legro of Lapham’s Quarterly, and I’ll be sharing the best of charts and graphs from five years of LQ.

Today is the launch of our Fall issue, "Death," and we’re going to start with some of our most morbid charts from Lapham’s Quarterly.

As my mother always likes to say: “I looked and there was a pale green horse! Its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed with him.”

So let’s get started!