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‘Stay the Course’: John Bogle rates his Vanguard CEO successors

The longtime head (now retired) of Malvern-based Vanguard Group has written his 12th book, full of the pointed, direct advice he's known for, plus a look back (and forward) at the history, future, and mission of his company.

Best of 2018: Our critics pick the best of music, movies, TV and more

Our critics pick the very best pop culture and fine arts had to offer in 2018.

Best of 2018: Our critics pick the best of music, movies, TV and more

Our critics pick the very best pop culture and fine arts had to offer in 2018.

Babe Ruth, the Beastie Boys, e-mail follies, and romance for today: Our staffers recommend the best reads of 2018

The staffs of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com recommend books they loved in 2018. There are stories, themes, and characters here for all gift-giving and reading tastes.

Babe Ruth, the Beastie Boys, e-mail follies, and romance for today: Our staffers recommend the best reads of 2018

The staffs of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com recommend books they loved in 2018. There are stories, themes, and characters here for all gift-giving and reading tastes.

Pence wife and daughter plan more Marlon Bundo stories

The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo

Pence wife and daughter plan more Marlon Bundo stories

The wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence plan more stories about the family bunny, Marlon Bundo
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Gift books for 2018: Birds, astronauts, Airstream trailers, and Tony Bennett

From the world of birds to Tony Bennett, from Airstream trailers to Monet, here's a list of big books that are beautiful, affordable, and giftable.

Atwood writing ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel, out in 2019

Thanks to public demand, and a certain American president, Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to her million-selling "The Handmaid's Tale."

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James and Deborah Fallows’ ‘Our Towns’: Glimpses of the places we’re from

John Reinan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews "Our Towns" by James and Deborah Fallows.

‘The Big Fella’: The story of Babe Ruth and the celebrity industry - and America - he helped create

Jane Leavy's "The Big Fella" not only gives us a masterful bio of Babe Ruth, with plenty of new information; it also gives us a history of the early-20th-century celebrity industry, which, Leavy persuasively argues, Ruth all but created.

‘The Middle Ages in 50 Objects’: A cavalcade of astonishing things with stories to tell

This book is stuffed with cool things – often astonishing physical items with stories to tell. Gifted historians and storytellers, the authors give us a bristling, three-dimensional view of the Middle Ages.

Two books make the case for the greatness of Philly’s Benjamin Rush

Two new books demonstrate that Benjamin Rush, physician and scientist, was always in the ear of early America's most-prominent figures. Journalist and biographer Stephen Fried and prolific historian Harlow Giles Unger both pull from similar sources, some newly accessible.

Philly rapper Lushlife’s newest project is the worst alphabet book ever

Writing bars for rap songs and lines for kids' books is pretty similar, considering each form uses language efficiently to effectively tell a story or make a point.

Michelle Obama's memoir is about more than infertility

I knew the workings of Michelle Obama's womb wasn't the most salient part of Becoming. And I was right.

Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice

The current FLOTUS has apparently decided against the phone-a-friend option.

Daniel Torday’s ‘Boomer1’: Funny, well-observed, dark, and chillingly topical

Torday, director of the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr College, sets his tale in the contentious landscape of our national debate, creating a thoughtful, taut, and engaging commentary on how social media can escalate personal angst into a terrorist act that turns deadly.

‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis: The dangers of ignoring science, experts

Lewis, the author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," makes a compelling argument that the "willful ignorance" of the Trump administration allows it to maximize short-term financial and political gain "without regard to the long-term cost."

Amy Barone’s ‘We Became Summer’: Italy, New York, clear-eyed realism

The Philly-born, Bryn Mawr-raised poet now lives in New York. Her first book of poems takes us to Italy, to Manhattan, to jazz clubs and relationships, and to family scenes.

Moonstone Arts holds its first fundraiser, after 35 years on the scene

It's part of a planned expansion that Larry Robin envisions.

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