Gone (Cat)Fishing: How Language Detectives Tackle Online Anonymity

Linguistic clues might be the solution to identifying anonymous online users.

Off With Their Heads! Alice In Wonderland Turns 150

How Alice in Wonderland changed how we look at time and space.
Bruce Holsinger

The Medieval Historical Figures Behind Bruce Holsinger’s Novels

Discover the real men Bruce Holsinger based his characters on.

All About That Taboo: When Good Words Go Bad

The phenomenon of sacres, or taboo words that start from fairly innocuous beginnings.

Tomas Tranströmer’s Final Interview

Read poetry and essays on Tomas Transtromer.

How to Disappear Completely: Linguistic Anonymity on the Internet

Is anonymity on the Internet linguistically possible?

The North American Review Turns 200

Happy birthday to the North American Review!

Flannery O’Connor’s Stamp

Flannery O'Connor is being honored by a new stamp, which will be released on June 5th.
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Calls For More Engineers Through Science-Fiction

Famous science-fiction novelist Isaac Asimov called for more engineers and scientists in the world and less glorifying of idiocy in entertainment.
Lorne Malvo

From Twain to Fargo: the Outsider in American Storytelling

The Lorne Malvo character on the new Fargo TV series, is like the character Satan in Mark Twain's final novel, The Mysterious Stranger.