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The Mother of All Battles

What was behind Ethel Rosenberg’s fateful decision to stand by her traitor husband?

Apples to Oranges

Charming watercolors catalogue a century of American fruits and nuts

Hemingway’s Ghost

The writer’s granddaughter is cashing in on her last name, endorsing new authors’ books for a fee

French Exit

Tricks of the Trade

The New Theory of Everything

Saving Malta

The In-Between

Nearly three minutes elapsed between the time an explosion destroyed the Challenger space shuttle’s fuel tank and the death of its crew members. What happened?

Short List

Books to read this week, including an investigation into Juul’s sketchy marketing, a look at history’s most photogenic presidents, and an Everest memoir

In Good Company

Jean Pigozzi’s candid snapshots pay tribute to the men who have influenced him most, from Steve Jobs to Gianni Agnelli, Mick Jagger, and his own father

Annette Gordon-Reed

The historian and author of On Juneteenth recommends the best books to read about the state where it all went down: Texas

The Emperor’s New Garden

Purgatory Confidential

Bad Romance

Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women brought readers inside the bedrooms of a trio of American women. Female sexuality is also the theme of her new novel, Animal

Green as Money

Short List

Books to read this week, from a history of extinct countries to fresh looks at Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and New York City’s most eccentric street names


Long-hidden memos between Jimmy Carter and his most trusted confidant, Charlie Kirbo, shine new light on the former president

The See-and-Be-Seen Hotel

London’s Savoy hotel welcomed glamorous Hollywood actors, top-brass politicians, and its fair share of intrigue. Who was behind it all?

The Not-So-Secret Garden

Buckingham Palace’s royal garden, home to the Queen’s famed garden parties as well as thousands of species of flower and tree, is ready for its close-up

Three-Ring Titans

Murder, They Wrote

Tell-Tale Poe

Short List

What to read this week, from the latest in Henry Porter’s captivating Paul Samson series to books revisiting the pandemic’s early days and the myth of the Alamo

A Real-Life Benjamin Button?

Brendan Bracken, founder of the Financial Times and friend of Churchill’s, faked a premature-aging condition to satisfy his taste for being caned by teenage boys