Cover Art By: Norman Rockwell
Featured in this Issue
We answer a Rockwell cover mystery: Who was the girl looking at her reflection?
This is why we shouldn’t debate with fanatics.
An alternative to morphine becomes a global sensation.
A frequent contributor to the Post, Mark Twain wrote about the time he nearly got himself killed in a duel.
Why did America take such good care of the Axis diplomats detained here?
Learn why bread dough is bad for your dog’s health.
In 1961, a Post author made a case to protect wooded parks from suburban sprawl.
A remarkably detailed report of the president’s demise reached readers at what was then lightning speed — a mere week after the incident occurred.
You can have all the talent in the world and still be affected by circumstances beyond your control. Luck can’t be ignored, but it can be managed.
Enjoy our trio of brain teasers for word geeks.
Nearly half the college women in a 1961 survey admitted they’d play dumb to interest a man. A Post author decried this tactic.
Nearly 80 years after the Civil War’s end, a Union veteran recounts witnessing Robert E. Lee surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant.
Our hospitals spend more on paperwork than they do on nurses.
A tragic accident after a party leads to a lawsuit.
In this profile from 1961, The Honeymooners star reveals one of his favorite pranks.
The Post recorded the first duel between ironclad warships.
Form letters and junk mail flood our mailboxes today.
Film critic Bill Newcott offers his entertainment picks that just might improve your January.
In this interview from 1961, Steve McQueen recounts the time he and his wife weaseled their way out of a speeding ticket.
Turning 60 is cause to celebrate becoming the curmudgeon you always were inside.
Every month, Amazon staffers sift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here are some of their favorites.
Nothing takes the chill out of winter quite like chili.
What began as a humble broadsheet newspaper in Philadelphia in 1821 would become one of our nation’s most influential and popular publications.
Like ice cream and fireworks, balloons are guaranteed smile-generators.
Try this simple, quick exercise that tricks your brain into using your glutes more throughout the day.
WINNER OF THE 2021 GREAT AMERICAN FICTION CONTEST: After losing the family business, Alan finds a way to express his grief that simultaneously divides his community and brings them together.
Did you get a gift that you’re just not into? The Manners Guy has some advice for that.
Most historians agree that World War II would have been lost had it not been for the overwhelming sacrifices of the USSR, but placating Stalin meant betraying smaller nations like Poland.
Some think it’s self-indulgent to romanticize the past, but research shows surprising benefits for both mind and body.
Pat Craig rescues lions, bears, and other large carnivores from horrific lives in illegal roadside zoos, including “Tiger King” Joe Exotic’s Oklahoma animal park. Craig talks about his sanctuary, which cares for more than 500 animals and sees 150,000 visitors a year.
The Post’s West Coast editor chats with the last remaining Bee Gee about family, ego, and making music with his brothers.
Bring warmth and spice to your life with this delicious chili recipe.