Peake Experiences: Fabian Peake on the Work of His Father, Gothic Fantasy Novelist Mervyn Peake
An interview with the son of Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast trilogy.
The Woman Behind “Happy Birthday to You”
The story of Patty Smith Hill, the woman who wrote "Happy Birthday To You"
Sex, Gender and Cultural Pathology: The Entertainment Trump
A look into Trump and the societal obsession with controlling gender and sex.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Speaker: Linguistic Isolation in the Modern World
Ayapaneco, an endangered Mexican language, sparked linguistic interest when the last two speakers of the language were not speaking to each other
Penguin Books at 80
The beloved Penguin Books is 80 years old.
E.L. Doctorow On New York
Literary giant E.L. Doctorow died in New York — where he lived his entire life — on 07/21. In a 1995 interview, Doctorow reveals what the city meant to him.
“Between the World and Me”: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Legacy of James Baldwin
Toni Morrison has compared writer Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Baldwin; find out why here.
Still Visible: William Styron’s Memoir of Madness 25 Years Later
An interview with the daughter of William Styron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sophie's Choice.
On Gold Diggers
A cultural history of gold diggers.
What Happens in Vegas is None of Your Business
You know that slogan? It was implemented as tourism marketing in 2003 after being developed by the ad agency R&R Partners.