Top Holiday Reads 2016

Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this season: ... More

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endell Wilkie and his wife at Philadelphia in 1940.
Blockquote Test 2

Anticipating fireworks at next week’s Republican convention? Think it’s going to be a huge shift from staid politics of the past now that Trump is... More

A doctor examines his patient.
September 12, 2014

“You need more exercise. How would you like to carry my golf clubs at the physician’s open?”... More

A child speaks to Santa.
August 20, 2014

“Free toys made by elves, free delivery in the middle of the night—This stuff can’t be legal!”... More

Two angels looking down at earth from heaven.
August 9, 2014

“Look at the price of gas and all those SUVs. It’s a living hell!”... More

Martha Stewart talks to Dave on The Late Show with David Letterman, Friday Feb. 4, 2011 on the CBS Television Network. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved
Famous Midlife Career Changers

A Nobel Prize winner, a legendary female comedian, a president, and more who owe their success to making a brave midlife career change.... More

Gore Vidal
Honoring Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal died July 31 at age 86. Most people knew his politics, philosophies, and irreverence. I knew the plastic grips of his wheelchair, his... More

“A Child’s Garden of Curses”

This hapless humorist. This man of a thousand abstruse allusions. This screenwriter for the Marx Brothers' films. This sceptered clown. This mensch. This S. J.... More