Lynn Freed has a complicated vision of “home”: It’s often best when seen from elsewhere.
November 2, 2017
This new book is for newbie thrifters and old hands alike.
Publishers are stuck on one word, though ‘women’ are starting to appear.
October 30, 2017
Food guru Alice Waters of Chez Panisse has a new memoir. Even better, you can have dinner with her this weekend!
October 26, 2017
Roz Chast’s “Love Letter to New York” is a lot funnier than any we might have written.
October 12, 2017
Biltmore is the product of America’s Gilded Age. And its true story has more twists and turns than most of us know.
October 5, 2017
They were an odd pair, an old queen and her young servant, and in the end the Establishment would have its revenge.
September 28, 2017
Author Meryl Gordon. / Photo by Nina Subin. BUNNY MELLON was fabulously wealthy and had fabulous style. Jack and Jackie Kennedy thought so, and had her design the White House Rose Garden. Mellon, the widow of Paul Mellon, who helped found the National Gallery of Art, quietly lived out her 103 years in Virginia horse [...]
September 26, 2017
We grow up absorbing family habits. We spend the rest of our lives trying to outgrow them.
September 21, 2017
Salman Rushdie’s new novel explores migration and reinvention, set in a very raucous contemporary New York.
September 14, 2017
A mother’s death and the mystery of magical hair.
September 7, 2017
Adolescence is a time of intensity, when most of us have no choice but to leave childhood things, and people, behind.
August 31, 2017
AUTHOR CLAIRE MESSUD will be at the Library of Congress National Book Festival tomorrow, Saturday, September 2, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. She will also be at Politics and Prose on Sunday, September 10. And at the Free Library of Philadelphia on the 28th, with author Salman Rushdie ($6 in-house simulcast tickets are [...]
August 30, 2017
Agnes Nixon turned her soap opera of a life into TV stories we watched for years.
August 24, 2017
There are all sorts of wild animals at the local zoo.
August 17, 2017
Go see Anne Helen Petersen, author of this provocative title, in DC on Monday. And email us for a chance to win a copy of the book.
August 10, 2017
Don’t put your money on Marion: She’ll steal it from you..
Raindrops shaped like parachutes? What we don’t know about one of our last regular encounters with untamed nature.
August 3, 2017