Did the troubadours write the book of love, or just a kind of love poetry?
Inspired by the Gretchen famous line in the film Mean Girls, Chi Luu explores how politicians mobilize language to sway public opinion.
The importance of diversity in children's literature, especially for young children of color.
In its early days, The New Republic tried many creative ways to rejuvenate its waning readership. Some were more successful than others.
The real life history behind the 1961 nuclear accident fictionalized in Andria Williams' The Longest Night.
Samuel Smiles' 1859 book, Self Help, offered a groundbreaking approach to self improvement.
As celebrity culture developed in 19th century England, authors were at turns celebrated and celebrators of artists they admired.
Constructed languages like Klingon excite us because they enable us to actively participate in foreign or "alien" cultures.
You might be forgiven for thinking that the merry band of lexicographers at Oxford Dictionaries were trolling us ...
Translating "Merry Christmas" into Hawaiian offers insight into the language's modest inventory of consonants.