1949 Israeli novel Khirbet Khizeh reissued by FSG
Israeli writer S. Yizhar’s 1949 novella Khirbet Khizeh, first published in English in 2008 and recently reissued in English by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The Poetry Up There: An Interview With Skyfaring Author and Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker
Mark Vanhoenacker, pilot and onetime PhD candidate in East African history speaks about Skyfaring, his debut book about aviation.
From Vaudeville to Hamilton: Racial Minorities in Musicals
Hamilton, the Lin-Manuel Miranda play, is taking Broadway by storm. Its use of a "race-blind" cast has been unprecedented in modern theater.
A Woman’s Life in Publishing
Anita D. McClellan entered the publishing industry as a secretary, one of the few opportunities available to women at the time. We tell her story.
How the King James Bible Influenced American Literature
The King James Bible, the most popular version read worldwide, had a lasting influence on the American literary canon.
What Beards Said About Renaissance Masculinity
The role beards played in defining masculinity during the Renaissance.
Trick or Treat Sadists: A Halloween Urban Legend
Are there a group of trick or treat sadists poisoning the candy they distribute on Halloween?
On The Cultural Logic of Prizes
Prizes and awards are forms of cultural capital in prestige-making projects.
Read Work From 2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Svetlana Alexievich
Read an excerpt from "War's Womanly Face," a book by the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize Svetlana Alexievich about female Russian soldiers in World War II.
How Mary Poppins Softened the Image of the Suffragette
We examine the portrayal of the British suffragettes in the iconic film, Mary Poppins.