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Wordle’s puzzling appeal

Wordle’s puzzling appeal

What’s behind the popularity of the new online word game?

The 1968 classic True Grit is much more than a morality tale

Plus: Religious wars in France, and abolishing the international slave trade

A new movie tells the diarist’s story through the eyes of her best friend


The unlikely rock ’n’ roll star left behind a huge impact on music

From hip-hop to folk-pop, Jamaican to Jewish

Oral storytelling yields emotional, cognitive, and social benefits

Four recent picture books

The emperor has no clothes: illustrated

Letters from our readers