- Beyond the Pain: PW talks with Taq Kaur Bhandal
In Self-Care Down There (Adams, Feb. 2020), Bhandal, a menstrual health coach in British Columbia, considers vaginal wellness from a variety of sex-positive perspectives, biological as well as spiritual.
- Appreciation and Resilience: PW Talks with Joan Lunden
After 17 years coanchoring Good Morning America, Lunden, then 46, was asked to retire from the show—an event that fueled 1998’s A Bend in the Road Is Not the End of the Road, which PW found “perky and positive.”
- Aging Appropriate: Health and Wellness Books 2019–2020
Despite an ongoing focus on the coveted millennial readership, health publishers haven’t lost sight of the fact that 34% of Americans are over age 50; over the next two decades, more than 27.7 million people in the U.S. will join their ranks.
- Well and Good: Health and Wellness Books 2019–2020
In a brief history published in 2010, the New York Times traced the modern use of the term wellness to the 1950s, just after the World Health Organization equated health with “physical, mental, and social well-being.”
- Board Meetings: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
Woodworkers tend to be tuned in to sustainability issues—after all, their craft relies on a finite resource.
- The Way of Clay: Hobby & Craft Books 2019–2020
In line with other crafts that favor materials drawn from the Earth, pottery is having something of a moment, with several publishers releasing comprehensive instructional books that are aimed mostly at beginners.
- Maker’s Mark: Hobby and Craft Books 2019–2020
In its six chapters, it manages an impressive feat: it nails every prominent craft trend of the season.Lela Nargi is a freelance journalist in Brooklyn who’s written several books about craft.CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misspelled Rob Shaeffer's name.Below, more on the subje
- The Politics of Yarn: PW Talks with Clara Parkes
In 2000, Clara Parkes started the Knitter’s Review e-newsletter to tilt her skills as a tech magazine editor toward a topic she was passionate about: yarn.
- Camaraderie and Rapture: PW Talks with Ellen Sander
“Name an iconic Sixties rock moment and Ellen Sander was probably there,” Rolling Stone recently wrote of the veteran rock and culture journalist.
- Generation Next: PW Talks with Todd Strasser and Sarvenaz Tash
For the recently released Summer of ’69 (Candlewick), Todd Strasser mined his adolescent experience to bring the Woodstock era to life.
- Woodstock 50th Anniversary
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in August, the Woodstock music festival is often, with the benefit of hindsight, hailed as an example of what can go right when hundreds of thousands of young, stoned music fans assemble—in stark contrast to the Altamont Speedway Free Festival just a few months later,
- ALA Annual 2019 in Photos
The librarians also won a limited-edition autographed copy of Karl’s New Beak, signed by Karl himself as well as author Lela Nargi.
- Reclaiming the Moon: PW Talks with Neil Clarke
Clarke launched science fiction and fantasy magazine Clarkesworld in 2006.
- Moonstruck: Books for the Lunar Landing 50th Anniversary
July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first space mission to put people on the moon.
- Hidden Figures No More: PW talks with Nancy Atkinson
In Eight Years to the Moon (Page Street, July), Atkinson, an editor and writer for Universe Today, gives a year-by-year account of the steps leading up to the lunar landing.