Amy Weiss-Meyer

Office Snacks Are Bad For You
All those free goodies aren't just detrimental to the cleanliness of your keyboard
August 07, 2014

Step away from the candy bowl.

Knopf Book Designer Hates the Classic 'Great Gatsby' Cover
In an interview, Peter Mendulsund explains why some covers work and others fail
August 04, 2014

He explains why some covers succeed and others fail. 

'I Dreamed of a Sudden Death!': Passages from Siegfried Sassoon's Diaries
The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English soldiers and poets
August 01, 2014

The haunting private thoughts of one of the twentieth century's best known English poets.

Social Security Could Decide Who Controls Congress
July 30, 2014

By attacking Social Security Disability Insurance specifically, Republicans seem to think they can start dismantling the whole of Social Security without openly targeting it.

In France, It Really Matters What Politicians Wear. Even Men.
François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim
July 28, 2014

François Hollande is just the country's latest fashion victim.

Norman Mailer's Secret Hobby Was Trying to Draw Like Picasso
Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was joyful
July 16, 2014

Writing was difficult for the author; drawing was a joyful, spontaneous form of expression.

Chip Kidd Thinks Lena Dunham's Book Cover Could Use an Upgrade
But she's not alone in reviving 70s-style fonts
July 02, 2014

But the revival of '70s-style fonts is going strong.

A Peek Inside the Non-Profit Consortium That Makes Emoji Possible
Behind every smiling face is a quite dull company
June 27, 2014

You can thank these folks for the dancing lady in red and dozens of little smiley faces.

Daily Life of Indigenous Cultures in Seven Beautiful Scenes
June 25, 2014

Pierre de Vallombreuse traveled around the world, photographing indigneous communities from Greenland to Borneo.

Michelle Obama Is Leveraging Her Power As "Mom-in-Chief"

She's using her influence to promote change for working families.

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