General: Arts & Culture

Choose Your September Book!

It's time to choose the No-Obligation Book Club's next read.

Choose your September book!

It's time to choose the No-Obligation Book Club's next read.

Vote for Your August 2015 Book!

It's time to choose the No-Obligation Book Club's next read.

7 Nonfiction Books for Kids That Are Cooler Than Fiction

True story: Nonfiction books can bring history, science, and nature to life right in your child’s room. Educators share favorite books published in 2013 or 2014.

40 Classic Children’s Books Even Adults Love

The most formative books may be those of your childhood: Dozens of Real Simple readers remember beloved children’s books that turned them on to reading. They reveal why in their own words.

6 TV Comedies You’ll Love

Could you use a laugh? Get the giggles going with these TV series, all handpicked by well-known comedians.

6 Funny Movies to Watch This Weekend

Could you use a laugh? Get the giggles going with these movies, all handpicked by well-known comedians.

6 Books to Make You Laugh

Could you use a laugh? Get the giggles going with these books, all handpicked by well-known comedians.

The 20 Best Books to Read on the Beach This Summer

Whatever your definition of “beach book”—romance, mystery, gripping true-life-tale—you’ll find a shore thing here. 

33 Books That Make You Forget Your Smartphone

You have to read these books, say Real Simple’s Facebook fans, who showered them with love when we asked about their favorite titles.