Try as you might, you just can't read all of Dante's "Inferno" while standing up. But lucky for you, furniture manufacturers have created a series of Don Draper-inspired sofas to provide creature comforts to those who know that: "There is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent."
Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.