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Behold, the World's Worst Souvenirs
Behold, the World’s Worst Souvenirs

What is it about traveling that causes people, even those with good taste, to submit to… >>

Behind The Scenes of America's Scariest Film
Behind The Scenes of America’s Scariest Film

Take Your Daughter to Work Day is especially cool when your dad is Stanley Kubrick. Vivian… >>

Beat the Heat, Vintage-style
Beat the Heat, Vintage-style

Not to state the obvious, but it has been a hot summer. In fact, weather experts at the National… >>

Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha's Vineyard
Beach Read: Second-Chance Foodie Romance, on Martha’s Vineyard

If you boiled down the plot of Steven Raichlen's charming debut novel, Island Apart, to a sentence… >>

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Batman in Books: The Dark Stories of “The Dark Knight”

In 2008, Warner Bros. Pictures released "The Dark Knight," and the film quickly earned over $1… >>

Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims

As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage of the… >>

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Atari Turns 40, Celebrates with New Centipede

Forty years ago today, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari, and the gaming giant is… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>

Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See
Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See

If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save money and paint more often, she… >>

Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books

For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device… >>

Art You Can Eat: Campbell's Cans Salute Warhol
Art You Can Eat: Campbell’s Cans Salute Warhol

In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces of modern… >>

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Are you a Red Voter or a ‘Brew’ Voter?

Amid the frenzied back and forth over which voter groups will be most important come November, a… >>

App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies
App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies

It's happened to us all: We're engrossed in a movie at the theater and suddenly that paint… >>

A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More
A World of Cute: Baby Pandas, Happy Elephants and More

We're been big on baby pandas in our house ever since Tai Shan made his debut at the National Zoo… >>

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A Reader’s Reminder: Books Still Provide “Some Kind of Hope”

As a senior editor for Reader’s Digest Select Editions, I read a lot of books. I also read a lot… >>

A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George
A Moment of Silence for Lonesome George

Last night I found out that Lonesome George died—the 100-year-old Galapagos turtle, who was the… >>

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A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

A Halloween Treat for Grownups
A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it's time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts… >>

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A Golden Ticket to the House That Wonka Built

In my earliest days of reading, Roald Dahl's fantastic collection of children's books left a… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>