JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Wuthering Heights

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Here is one of them, plus related ...
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson and the Female Gothic

Critic Ruth Franklin has published a new biography on the criminally overlooked novelist, short story writer, and essayist Shirley Jackson.
Oracle bone pit

How to Read the Bones Like a Scapulimancer

In Shang Dynasty China, fortune-telling with oracle bones was the key to political power.
Roanoke baptism

Our Long Roanoke Nightmare

The sixth season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story focuses on the mysterious lost colony of Roanoke.
MacArthur Genius Grant awardees

Getting to Know the MacArthur “Genius” Fellows

This year's MacArthur Genius Fellows are a diverse group of artists, scientists, lawyers, writers, and more.
John Coltrane 1962

Remembering John Coltrane

Today JSTOR Daily celebrates John Coltrane, the greatly prophetic and pioneering jazz artist. We remember his music and legacy now.
Maggie Nelson

MacArthur Genius Fellow Maggie Nelson Writes Poetry, Too. Here’s Some Of It.

She can pack a room with her prose, but Maggie Nelson's got a poet's ear.
Cuba Cars

What the U.S. Can Learn From Cuba

With U.S.-Cuba relations opening, Cuba’s best export to the U.S could be its healthcare model.
imessage punctuation

The Strange Life of Punctuation!

Punctuation is often a symbolically loaded. Is there anything else so heavily regulated, codified and coddled as the period, comma, or exclamation point?