David McCullough helped America understand itself

Historian Douglas Brinkley remembers his friend and colleague, David McCullough, the noted historian who died Aug. 7 at age 89.

By Douglas BrinkleyAugust 10, 2022

My fiance and I can’t agree on what to watch. Carolyn Hax readers give advice.

Carolyn Hax readers give advice to a letter writer who can't agree on what to watch with their fiance.

By Carolyn HaxAugust 10, 2022

Janice Bluestein Longone, doyenne of cookbook collectors, dies at 89

Her archive of thousands of antiquarian cookbooks helped give food a place at the table of history.

By Emily LangerAugust 10, 2022

7 blueberry dessert recipes, featuring cakes, pudding and muffins

Recipes starring the sweet-tart inky blue blueberry, featuring poke cake, cobbler and more.

By Anna Luisa RodriguezAugust 10, 2022

Pro tips for finding a little space on vacation

It's possible to avoid the mass of humanity at the peak of the busiest summer travel season in a generation — it takes a little legwork.

By Christopher ElliottAugust 10, 2022

Art With a Point

A rotating cast of artists weighs in on the state of the world

By Marissa Vonesh and Christian FontAugust 10, 2022

Causa, Peru’s traditional layered potato salad, changes with the times

Once you’re confident in causa's fundamentals, you can change it up in so many ways.

By Caroline HatchettAugust 10, 2022

Summer Book Club final chapter: Thanks to our readers

More than 350 kids signed up to read stories related to ‘Speaking Truth.’

By Christina BarronAugust 10, 2022

She disagrees with her son’s parenting choices. Can she say anything?

My son can't say no to his 2-year-old who throws tantrums to get her way. It’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to hold my tongue. Any advice?

By Meghan LeahyAugust 10, 2022

Taylor Swift says peers, not 3LW, taught her about ‘players’ and ‘haters’

A lawsuit alleges Taylor Swift copied a 3LW track in her 2014 hit "Shake It Off." But the music star says she had "never heard" that song before.

By María Luisa PaúlAugust 10, 2022

Why Barbiecore decor is having a hot-pink moment

Barbie has long been an icon of fashion and mod decorating, as well as a symbol of fun. Now, the Dreamhouse look is coming to real homes, and we're here for it.

By Jura KonciusAugust 10, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Friend pressures others to fix up ‘loser’ brother on dates

A friend wants matchmaking help for her brother, whose story involves “professional disgrace, financial problems and depression.”

By Carolyn HaxAugust 10, 2022

Miss Manners: It was cathartic to go to my abusive mother’s funeral

Reader and their siblings laughed their way through their abusive mother’s funeral.

By Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinAugust 10, 2022

Ask Amy: He’s much younger but I fantasize about being with him

Reader is uncomfortable by her fantasies about a man 30 years younger who she hired to do work around her house.

By Amy DickinsonAugust 10, 2022

Solving America’s race problem one byte at a time

How did a girl from D.C. and Prince George's Public Schools became an engineer from the University of Maryland, a public policy expert from Harvard and a big-data scientist from UCLA?

By Courtland MilloyAugust 9, 2022

How a former Florida political operative broke the Mar-a-Lago FBI story

Peter Schorsch, publisher of FloridaPolitics.com, tweeted the scoop about the FBI's search of Trump's property.

By Elahe IzadiAugust 9, 2022

Issey Miyake, designer known as the prince of pleats, dies at 84

The Japanese fashion designer was famous for his pleated designs and for making Steve Jobs's signature black turtlenecks.

By Adela Suliman and Julia Mio InumaAugust 9, 2022

Domino’s leaves Italy, where — surprise — diners prefer local pizza

The company that ran Italian franchises for Domino's said customers favored mom-and-pop pies.

By Emily HeilAugust 9, 2022

Smash chicken bacon burgers with jalapeño for a spicy kick

Cooking this burger in bacon fat keeps the ground chicken moist and flavorful.

By Ann MaloneyAugust 9, 2022

A reporter accused his bosses of burying a scandal. They say he’s lying.

Paul Pringle’s book, “Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels,” claims that top editors at the Los Angeles Times tried to protect the University of Southern California from his reporting.

By Paul FarhiAugust 9, 2022