Cover Art By: Andrew Wyeth
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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:
The fantastical history, mysterious healing power, and emergent neuroscience of hypnosis.
At what point do our adult children cease to be the adoring babies we once knew?
Matty Simmons recalls lunch with Bo Derek. The noisy cafeteria got so quiet when she walked in, “It was like church.”
It seemed like a bright idea to raise cattle, but the average cow is a disaster waiting to happen.
The reward for 10 days’ work: 1,250 bushels of juicy Northern Spys.
Test your knowledge of idioms, animals, and state capitals with this quiz from the Logophile.
Now is the perfect time for a road trip to America’s most captivating cascades.
Marcus was wealthy, but could any amount of money restore what had been lost?
Savor the rich, earthy flavors of autumn’s bounty, with tips from the celebrity chef and author.
At the beginning of the 21st century, we embarked on a vast experiment, replacing the physical repository of our collective memory — books, maps, recordings — with computer code. How do we guarantee that this uncontrolled experiment with human memory will turn out well for us?
Armies lost the ability to conceal themselves when the airplane appeared above the battlefields of World War I Europe, so soldiers came up with a defense against aerial snooping, and introduced a new word to the English language.
We talk to humorist David Sedaris about trends in American humor, offending people, and skinny jeans.
Dave Sedaris shares a unique encounter with socialized medicine.
These free apps will help you enjoy fall foliage near and far.
The widely held belief that lawyers are untrustworthy and unprincipled is dead wrong.
Noted film critic Bill Newcott reviews movies that appeal to more than just 14-year-olds.
From Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor, see nature’s fireworks during the day and relax in luxury inns at night.
Norman Rockwell perfectly captures that mood of bittersweet reminiscence.
To visit these unspoiled islands is to be transported back through the eons.
Producing miracles is all in a day’s work for one Navy medic in Vietnam.
The fridge entered the kitchen 100 years ago, when most Americans still had iceboxes. These vintage Frigidaire ads capture the allure of these stylish new appliances.
Our favorite curmudgeons take aim at sacred cows.
The beloved board game was not intended as a celebration of wealth but as a cautionary lesson about corporate greed.
In this 1964 interview, film and TV star Donna Reed sounds off on shallow Hollywood, vain actors, and how what kind of bra she wears is nobody’s business.
Fall recipes from Curtis Stone
In Jeanne Wolf’s interview with William Shatner, she finds an 86-year-old, fueled by his passions and a vivid imagination, who works every day to create, to raise horses, and to protect the future.
In his most ambitious project to date, the filmmaker turns his attention to the conflict that nearly tore this country apart
Once upon a time, if your family had class, or aspirations of class, you probably owned a set of encyclopedias. Then, in an instant, everything changed.
What makes America’s top humorists laugh? We talk to Thurber Prize winners about the art of being funny today.