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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… >>

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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Vincent Van Dominogh!

I first saw this crazy, artistic video on Gawker.com, where domino artist FlippyCat patiently… >>

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… >>

Take that, Instagram!
Take that, Instagram!

In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography… >>

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

It's been a week since the fifth season finale of "Mad Men" and my mind is still reeling. How… >>

How to Hit the Highway With Your Head in a Book
How to Hit the Highway With Your Head in a Book

June is Audiobook Month. If you aren't already, now's a good time to become a fan. My dedication to… >>

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The Beach Boys are Back!

The Beach Boys reunited? Talk about mixed feelings. I mean, let’s face it, their best work was a… >>

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3 New Bands My Dad and I Can Both Appreciate

Dads? Cool? Turns out they figured out the best in fashion, music, and even movies years ago. For… >>

The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey
The 50 Worst Words in Fifty Shades of Grey

There’s been no shortage of media coverage of this erotica-lite trilogy, and frankly, it’s… >>