How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.
Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric, was the first book to be nominated by the National Book Critics Circle for both poetry and criticism.
A historian of Latin America, and a victim of two dictatorships, Galeano was also inevitably a historian of the colossus to the north.
The linguistics behind gender neutral terms among young women.
Before there such a thing as "YA," librarians struggled not just to define a genre, but to figure out how to get books in the hands of young readers.
More on internet neologisms: pairing together a (negative) mood word with a verb to produce a semi-productive compound.
From visual emojis depicting simple emotional states, it's a short step to emotion or reaction gifs, used to respond in playful ways to online discussions.
What does "live theatre" truly mean when it's broadcast to cinema screens? And how does streaming Shakespeare stack up to the theatrical version?
Helen Keller and Mark Twain's unusual friendship.
Hip hop is not only linguistically innovative, it helps preserve indigenous languages via oral tradition.