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

June 16, 2021

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

June 16, 2021

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

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

June 9, 2021

The Hypocritical Oath Studies show Black patients react better to having Black doctors. So why is our whole medical system geared toward white doctors?

June 9, 2021

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

June 9, 2021

Animal Instinct Marsel van Oosten’s photographs offer a tantalizingly close-up look at the world’s rarest wildlife

Helene Hanff’s Diary The story of Helene Hanff, the Bridget Jones of the postwar literary set, whose uproarious 84, Charing Cross Road has never been out of print

The Really Right Stuff John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, was the picture of calm during meetings with J.F.K. ahead of his journey. His archives reveal a human side

Short List Books to read this week, including fresh looks at Norman Jewison and Stephen Hawking, and an enlightened guide to parenting

June 3, 2021

Floral Tribute The pioneering photographer Anna Atkins is not nearly as well known as her contemporaries, such as Henry Fox Talbot. Her work reveals photography’s transition from science to art

June 2, 2021

The Real Deal As cultural workers have had their livelihoods crushed by the pandemic, the New Deal’s arts projects are suddenly relevant again

Street Cars Named Desire Citroëns, Corvettes, and a bright-blue Fiat 500 get their due in a new book collecting the coolest classic cars