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.
She’s best known as the intrepid author of Little Women, but Louisa May Alcott was once a domestic servant.
Fragrant. Sweet. Tangy. Certain synesthetic adjectives actually trigger cognitive simulations of eating.
The upsurge in audiobooks and podcasts illustrates our heightened interest in digital storytelling, but does listening really count as reading?
Melvil Dewey, of the Dewey Decimal system, thought we should have spelling reform.
Fyodor Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on November 11, 1821. While he also wrote short stories and journalism, the politically-active ...
In The Baby-Sitters Club, each girl has agency.
Is it true that "nasty" is more likely to be applied to describe women than men?
As historians continue to interrogate slavery’s lasting reverberations, narratives produced by slaves themselves have become a kind of ...