“For all 68 years of his life, being overlooked had been a norm. Finally, it seemed that being overlooked had fallen in his favor.”
By Sara Amis
Escaping to the Georgia home she once shared with her parents, a young artist creates a happiness mural. But happiness, like life, won’t last forever.
Young Jack looks to his father for answers about his mother’s strange behavior.
4. Calculus 1
He was good at math — but some problems aren’t so easily solved.
By Kevin Fitton
Years after his wife’s death, a Michigan pastor learns how to play the blues and how to let go.
6. The Mailman
By Jeff Wallach
A technical writer living in Oregon discovers the new mailman is his friend’s dead husband.
“At the first light, I … saw a fellow with a cigarette in one hand, cell phone in the other, and his belly steered the old Buick when the light turned green.”
By Doug Lane
When picking a science fair project, NEVER pick time travel. It’s worse than dangerous: There are no great projects left.
9. The Mansion
The winds of fate don’t always smell so sweet.
Dad’s obsession was pretty overwhelming, so he wouldn’t settle for a normal family photo.
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Norman Rockwell admired men and women who fearlessly stood by their convictions. Nowhere was that more evident than in his portrayal a jury’s lone dissenter.
Movie fans are outraged when their favorite film gets passed over for an Oscar nomination, but lots of classic pictures never came close to Oscar gold.
Norman Rockwell often painted girls at turning points in their lives. In this 1957 cover, he captured a big step toward one childhood goal — growing up.
In the 1870s, Anthony Comstock was appointed U.S. postal inspector and dedicated himself to ridding the mail of obscene material. He took his job very seriously.
Norman Rockwell pays tribute to the grandest of American traditions: the family road trip!
The Saturday Evening Post’s coverage in February of 1950 included the communist threat, Ingrid Bergman, and…roller derby?
You might have heard of the World War II radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, but did you know about the exploits of Axis Sally?
What was happening in the world on June 5, 1944: The day before D-Day?
In 1900, phonographs were all the rage and the electric light bulb was gaining popularity. But another innovation was about to enter American homes. It was small, simple, and inexpensive, but it would forever change how Americans saw themselves.
The Saturday Evening Post’s coverage in March of 1932 included stories on the rise of nationalism in Europe, fiction by Fitzgerald and Faulkner, and humor by Will Rogers. But the news that captured everyone’s attention was the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.
At the beginning of 2019, we could have guessed that our most popular articles would feature a little bit of history, literature and art. But you also surprised us with your interest in Gen Con, movie theme songs, and candy! Here’s our list of the ten most popular articles we published in 2019. Enjoy!
We’re warning you now: after reading this, you’ll be humming these theme songs all day.
Making too much of those who achieve success early — whether measured by college admission, a glamour job, money, or fame — can make it seem that the rest of us are destined to be also-rans for the rest of our lives.
Many imagine the border between the U.S. and Mexico to be a consistent, stable entity, but history shows that this line – and the many debates that surround it – is prone to revision.
For over twenty years a silent killer stalked the White House. Was this killer responsible for the death of three presidents?
Fake news and smoking guns made the Kansas town a symbol of frontier lawlessness.
Like a dirty trick, these treats disappeared.
Gen Con brings gamers, cosplayers, and other fandoms together. And we should follow their example.
It took a tenacious, bold, independent writer to invent the fictional teen sleuth.
As the country struggles with a terrible opioid crisis, we remember a similar epidemic that raged through the U.S. in the 1800s.
David Apatoff takes a closer look at the details that make Norman Rockwell a true artist. He starts with Rockwell’s use of hands.
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