Obsolete: An Encyclopedia of Once-Common Things Passing Us By

A witty illustrated guide to disappearing objects and ideas,  from privacy and cash to blind dates and -- yikes! -- books.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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