Open Thread: Let’s Talk About History Open Thread: Let’s Talk About History

News in style books, answering a reader’s questions about trends and remembering the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh.

yesterday, 23:30
material culture: Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?

A tartan kilt, fishing rod and dragon pendant were among items auctioned recently by the poet’s daughter, Frieda Hughes.

today, 12:00
Books of The Times: Jake Tapper’s ‘Hellfire Club’ Takes Us Back to McCarthy-Era America Books of The Times: Jake Tapper’s ‘Hellfire Club’ Takes Us Back to McCarthy-Era America

The first novel by the CNN anchor is about a new congressman with secrets, and it includes a parade of high-profile political cameos.

today, 11:00
Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes Weekend picks for book lovers, including 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes

Spend your weekend reading 'Women in Sunlight' by Frances Mayes. Plus more recommendations by USA TODAY's book reviewers.        

today, 12:00
Author David Sedaris has no regrets over joke about smothering Trump in his crib Author David Sedaris has no regrets over joke about smothering Trump in his crib

Author and comedian David Sedaris is on a national tour, and he looks back on the controversy over a joke he made about the president.        

yesterday, 23:26
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