On this Day August 26

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Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) / Looking Glass

One-hit wonder Looking Glass enjoyed a week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1972 with “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” — a song that, all these decades later, remains a staple of oldies and soft rock radio station formats.

Batman Forever: Music From The Motion Picture

Sweeping irresistibly forward like some dream hybrid of Ziggy Stardust, Kashmir-era Zeppelin and German techno, U2’s massive “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” launches the “Batman Forever” soundtrack, followed by tracks by Brandy (the Lenny Kravitz-produced “Where Are You Now?”), Seal (the Grammy-winning “Kiss from a Rose”), Eddi Reader (“Nobody Lives Without Love”), The Devlins (“Crossing the River”) and many more.

Lindbergh

Few American icons provoke more enduring fascination than Charles Lindbergh — renowned for his solo 1927 transatlantic flight, remembered for the sorrow surrounding the kidnapping and death of his firstborn son in 1932, and reviled by many for opposing America’s entry into World War II.

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History

Brilliantly re-creating the amazing confluence of events that produced the Yugo, Yugoslav expert Jason Vuic uproariously tells the story of the car that became an international joke: the Yugo.

Mother Teresa

Many have called her a saint. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honor, the Jewel of India, in 1980. Pope John Paul II declared her “Blessed,” beatifying her in 2003. For nearly 50 years as the head of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa advocated for the poor and homeless, ministered to the sick, provided hospice for the afflicted and embodied the very essence of humanitarianism.

A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures

The editor-in-chief of The Washington Post recounts his life and career in journalism, from his early friendship with Senator John F. Kennedy to his famous role in the Watergate investigation.