How did a religious celebration turn into a holiday that is all about home, family, and Christmas dinner? Turns out Charles Dickens has a lot to do with it.
We should acknowledge the connection between cuts as bodily violence and cuts as violent ways of making art.
The beloved and prolific children's literature author Avi was born on December 23, 1937.
2016 was certainly an unstable time in history. Even the way we use language to convey our collective fears about the state of society seems fractured.
Gustave Flaubert was put on trial for obscenity. Why didn't he fight government censorship harder?
We've gathered up some of our favorite literary takes on Christmas.
Jane Austen is known for self-assured heroines and love stories. But she also wrote a lot about the importance of being wrong.
Who invented the "Best Books" list?
Early skyscrapers changed the ways we see race, how we see bodies, how we perceive and make judgments about people in the world.
Why English speakers love "hygge" and other "untranslatable" words about emotional states.