Cecile Saltzman

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How to Spend a Perfect Day in Washington, D.C.

Discover the best of the nation's capital.<p>I’ve lived in Washington D.C. for (gulp) 23 years—and something I’ve learned in all that time: This is one great city to visit.<p>I recently had the honor of writing Nat Geo’s forthcoming book <i>Walking Washington, D.C.,</i> and reveled in the chance to traverse the …

The secret world of membership libraries

Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted …

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How Joan Didion the Writer Became Joan Didion the Legend

Joan Didion arrived in Los Angeles in 1964 on the way to becoming one of the most important writers of her generation, a cultural icon who changed L.A.’s perception of itself. Lili Anolik mines the author’s early years to examine Didion before all that.<p>In a 1969 column for <i>Life,</i> her first for the …

A Fraught Search for Succession in Craftsmanship

George Ziermann has been making handmade boots for over 40 years. As he reaches old age, Ziermann is searching for a protégé to take over his business. To his surprise, few young Americans share his enthusiasm for boot making. “I spent my own money, my own time, to get this [business] together,” he …

9 spices that just might save your life one day

Not only is cinammon a powerful antioxidant, it may be able to prevent blood clots and even cardiovascular disease<p>Larry Schwartz<p>December 30, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>If salt and pepper are all you are using to put some zip in your food, you are not only missing …

What Makes Fiction Good? It's Mostly the Voice

I don't care about Slaughterhouse-Five's characters, but I love how the narrator sounds.<p>Delacorte<p>I finished <i>Slaughterhouse-Five</i> last week. It is probably the the funniest book I've ever read. Here's a sample. Billy Pilgrim, Lazzaro, and Edgar Derby are prisoners in a German war camp. Lazzaro is …

How Independent Should Spouses Be?

"We hardly see each other, and we each have our own lives," Lyudmila Putin told a reporter last week as she and her husband announced their divorce.<p>Late last week, as they were leaving a ballet performance at the Kremlin State Palace, Vladimir Putin and his wife, Lyudmila, announced their plans to …

How to Be an Explorer of the World

As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s <i>Wreck This Box</i> set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her <b>How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a wonderful compendium of …