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Beauty as capital

Your first response when you hear that someone goes to University of Virginia or Notre Dame is likely — “Oh, I hear the campus...

Book review: ‘Bring up the Bodies’

The top song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965 was a cover by the British group Herman’s Hermits. It had only one...

Q & A: Meghan Cox Gurdon

Meghan Cox Gurdon is the children’s books reviewer for the Wall Street Journal. After working as a foreign correspondent in Hong Kong, Japan, Somalia,...

Francis I elected to papacy

“I announce to you with great joy: we have a Pope.” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, appeared on the Vatican balcony as Francis I at 8:12...

A book worth reading

My most vivid image from a childhood spent reading is a tall, skinny man cracking his thin, spidery fingers in front of a low...