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What to Watch this October

Your guide to the month’s must-watch movies, TV shows, and series to stream.


The Essential Japanese Reading List

Headed to Japan? Our short list of the best books to read offers the ultimate primer before you go.

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Q&A: David Adjaye on the New National Museum of African American History and Culture

The architect behind the capstone of D.C.’s National Mall opens up about why his latest project, debuting this week, is so much more than a...

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Whither the Weepie?

Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans is a modern tearjerker for thinking adults. Why is that so rare these days?

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The Top Ten Teariest Tearjerkers

As chosen by the DEPARTURES staff.


The Best Books for Fall

The 5 volumes at the top of our reading list this season.

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My Collection: Trevor Traina

The San Francisco entrepreneur on his trove of photographs, which fill every room in his house—and then some


A Sense of Place: Novelist Alexander Maksik’s Pacific Northwest

The author of this month’s much-anticipated Shelter in Place opens up about a grunge-fueled young adulthood, a once-in-a-life time...


Worth Getting Out of Bed For: Ivan Goncharov’s Oblomov

With a storied literary career behind him, the former editor in chief of The New Yorker and Knopf—and author of the new memoir...

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The Tristan Chord: Tristan und Isolde at the Met Opera

This season, the Met takes on Wagner.