They say that these are the two best days of boat ownership: The day you buy your boat, and the day you sell your boat. Sometimes, the ocean decides you only get the first. Here are five books about calamity on the open ocean, from the triumphant and inspirational to the mysterious and tragic.Read more
Forget rubberized covers: There's a new aesthetic for books about camping and the outdoors, and it's young and classy. Here's a selection of books that will look bomber on your bookshelf, even if you never read them.Read more
What do a lion, an elephant, and a monkey have to do with comfy beds, a turquoise swimming pool, and perhaps a game of croquet? The answer lies in Palm Springs...
In honor of the Seattle Mariners' no-hitter, here's a list of baseball books.Read more
In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston, who became one of the best-known writers of the Harlem Renaissance, traveled to Alabama to interview Oluale Kossula, the only living survivor of the last shipment of African slaves to the United States. Hurston, who studied anthropology at Barnard, compiled Kossula's tragic oral history into "Barracoon," published today for the first time.
Twilight of the Gods salutes you. We spoke with author Steven Hyden about the "end of classic rock" as many of its stars embark on their farewell tours—its lasting influence, bad records that are secretly good records, and whether or not rock is really dead.Read more
A 600-pound house pig named Esther? Check. A grumpy feline with two million Instagram followers? Check. Now meet Juniper...Read more
We speak with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright about the historic and current rise of fascism, the danger of hypernationalism, and how to get out of our own echo chambers.
The riveting six-part documentary series Wild Wild Country recounts the weird, dark tale of "the Bhagwan," his thousands of maroon-clad acolytes, and their takeover of a tiny Oregon town. How did this happen, and why are people drawn to megalomaniacs, over and over again? Here are four books exploring cults of personality, from family-size to village-scale, with endings ranging from uplifting to disastrous.Read more