"A Tale of Two Cities" depicts the agency pre- and post-merger, but there are other "cities" in a state of flux, too: Vietnam War protests and riots separate the old guard from the new, women and men struggle for positions of power, Los Angeles and New York clash, and there are revolts, uprisings, and coups.
It's hot. Are you going to the beach this weekend, city-dweller who lives near an urban beach? Do you know how to behave at said locale, not only there but on your way there and on your way home again? Here are some rules.
Book Expo America brings together a range of industry folks to talk about their beloved products for several days at the Javits Center in New York City. Read on for highlights from this year's event.
Anyone who's been around for more than a season — anyone who's old enough to drink legally in these United States, let's say — probably remembers a time, historically or lived, in which certain drinks that we no longer drink were popular. But these things go in cycles.
The venerable style guide you know and love, the AP Stylebook, is having a big birthday. It's turning 60, and in honor of the occasion its approximately 500 pages of copy guidelines has had a revision. If you're a serial comma lover, it's not the one you're hoping for.
It's spelling bee time! The Scripps National Spelling Bee, the spelling competition that consolidated an array of local bees way back in 1925 and is now the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion — having paused only during World War II — is back.
Linguist Ben Yagoda likes smart for the Word of the Year. Mother Jones' Kevin Drum disagrees. Is smart smart, is it lazy ... or is it mostly just divisive?
It's that time of year! The first wave of horrifying Hamptons trend stories (you determine just how horrifying for yourself) have arrived. We dissect the start of the season and predict what's to come.
Last night's Mad Men, an episode titled "The Better Half," was all about couples and family — who you choose to be with, who you choose not to be with, who you decide not to choose, and of course, how all those choices impact you and beyond.
With the help of my Atlantic Wire colleagues, I have compiled 12 contenders for the best summer food, along with the reasons we would consume these items all year round if we had our druthers. Who is the top of the summer food pile? Help us choose.
"Let’s get this straight up front: I am now writing a blog post, not blogging a blog," writes Forrest Wickman at Slate, the good people who brought you the great two-spaces-after-a-period debate. Oh yes. Oh yes. They are at it again, this time with a post in which he takes on the matter of what to call this thing we do.
This month Random House Children's Books released The Mighty Lalouche, a picture book by Matthew Olshan illustrated by Sophie Blackall. It gets my vote for cutest picture book of the year so far.
Now that we've reached Memorial Day weekend, the kick-off to the season and all of its sweaty flair, Mister Softee worship can begin in full, right along with a lot of Mister Softee hate.
New Jersey state investigators have revealed that 29 bars and restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, stand "accused of putting cheap booze in premium brand liquor bottles and selling it to patrons who thought they were buying the good stuff." Oof.
It's that time of year when people begin to ask you, "What are your plans this summer?" So, what are your plans this summer? Will you be traveling? Or will you be embarking on the most beautiful travel plan of all, the one in which you vacation to your own home?
If you think juice is something that comes in orange and apple alone, you are missing out on a whole world of juice. The year 2013 will go down in history as the time of the juiciest juice wars yet. Who will the Next Top Juicer be?
And why do we use them at all?
What sort of dining experience is the right sort of dining experience for the diner who's seen it all, done it all, eaten it all, and is just so weary over simply sitting in a nice restaurant and eating? Dinner while hanging from a rope, for $500 each, for the pleasure of dining really, really alfresco.
A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling's phenomenally selling 7-part series, has been acquired for 150,000 pounds (or $227,421) at a London charity auction held by Sotheby's and organized with the English PEN writers' association.
In the past five years Drew Magary has given the world The Postmortal, a novel about a pre-apocalyptic world, Men with Balls, a "professional athletes handbook," and now Someone Could Get Hurt: A Memoir of Twenty-First-Century Parenthood. It's not the typical parenting memoir.