Sister, Sister: Reading Alice Hoffman Then and Now

At a party full of fiction writers this past weekend, a girl I met told me that she was fascinated by the friendship between the writers Elizabeth Hardwick and Mary McCarthy, author of the famous 1963 novel of post-college female friendship The Group. I told her about...

Last-Minute Swimwear to Buy Before Summer Ends

Expand Matte Swim; Ward Whillas dune top, $190; wardwhillas.com; Ward Whillas Marina bottom, $160; wardwhillas.com; Rochelle Sara the Garine top, $190; rochellesara.com; Rochelle Sara the Mercer bottom, price upon request; rochellesara.com Photo: Courtesy of Matte...