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.
The organization VIDA: Women in Literary Arts was launched in 2009 to document gender disparity in book reviews.
Two short stories by Deborah Eisenberg.
A new American edition of Ronald Blythe's Akenfield reminds us why it became one of the founding texts of oral history.