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A Secret History of Gay Washington In Secret City, James Kirchick examines every presidency from F.D.R.’s to Clinton’s, with stops at J.F.K., L.B.J., and Nixon along the way

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From Slush Pile to Pulitzer Joshua Cohen couldn’t find a publisher for his novel about Harold Bloom and the Netanyahus. Now it’s a heralded prizewinner


The Son Also Rises In a memoir, George Stevens, Jr. remembers growing up in Old Hollywood with his famous film director father, George Stevens, Sr.

A Study in Scarlet Joel Meyerowitz’s study of the many shades and styles of red hair is an ode to the world’s natural redheads

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At Zabar’s, the Lox is Still Fresh A family story—plus recipes—help explain why the Upper West Side Jewish deli is more successful today than it has ever been

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Risky Business Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Ray Bonner always had a taste for trouble, but he just took on his most dangerous assignment yet: he bought a bookstore in Australia

Who Killed Jane Stanford? A new book excavates the enduring mystery surrounding the Stanford University founder’s death


Staff Picks Don’t miss a journalist’s memoir about re-invention; an appeal for readers to start writing; and the story of two men’s search for the source of the Nile River

A Weekend at Marchmont On a recent spring day in the Scottish countryside, the newly restored estate of Rory McEwen hosted a tribute to the late, great British artist and folk singer

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The Exquisite Voyager Prepare to pack your bags and set off in style. We have you covered with a perfect travel-ready shopping guide—from tech and accessories to transit-optimal skin care, clothing, and footwear. Here’s to spending more time enjoying the journey

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It’s Complicated Single middle-aged women of means have been known to rely on matchmakers. But with men in short supply, one high-end fixer-upper is turning to lowlifes

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