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

Penny paintings by Jacqueline Lou Skaggs If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save… >>

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

The Great Wall (Courtesy of Guy Laramee) For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon… >>

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… >>

9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many
9/11: One Remarkable Story Out of Many

Each year, the New York Says Thank You Foundation helps a community in need as a way of repaying… >>

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7 Websites For Book Lovers

This past weekend, friends and I had a long conversation about our latest and greatest reads. I… >>

Three Things a Mummy Won't Tell You
Three Things a Mummy Won’t Tell You

As the books editor at Reader's Digest, I usually have my nose in a manuscript, but today I’d… >>

Three Documentaries to See Now
Three Documentaries to See Now

Sure, it might be a great weekend for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest multimillion dollar 3D… >>

50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries
50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries

What if you could fit a library’s entire collection in the palm of your hand? That’s the idea… >>

5 Things You Didn't Know About
5 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Men”

Photo by Frank Ockenfels/AMC It's been a week since the fifth season finale of "Mad Men" and my… >>

Surprising Christmas Trivia You Never Knew

Ever heard of a Christmas carp? Wonder why stockings are hung by the chimney with care? And ponder… >>

Christmas Around the World: Traditions and Customs

Santa Claus takes on many different forms, and Christmas traditions vary greatly from continent to… >>