Guignol poster

Stage Death: From Offstage to in Your Face

Death on stage has a long, gory history. From Ancient Greece to 19th century Paris to The Walking Dead. Why does theatre like death so much?
Blake's "Newton"

Does Science Destroy Wonder?

Tom Wolfe's new book accidentally rehashes an age-old question: does scientific progress nullify beauty? What's the relationship between science and art?

The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth is one book JSTOR Daily readers told us they remember fondly from childhood.
Orphanage

Against Voluntourism

In a passionate set of tweets J.K. Rowling recently tackled the issue of so-called "voluntourism."
Cutlery: Spoon, Fork, Knife

Which Came First, the Spoon, Fork, or Knife?

The spoon predates the knife and the fork. It exists in every age and culture in a wide variety of shapes.
Agatha Christie, pharmacist

Agatha Christie, Pharmacist

If you think “poison” when you think Agatha Christie, you’re dead on. Many of her novels feature poison. But did you know Dame Agatha was also a pharmacist?
Ballroom dance

Dancing with the Amateur Stars

Amateur ballroom dance enthusiasts value dance not just as a hobby, but as an indelible component of their identity.
Road Dahl

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Roald Dahl

What don't you know about the famous children's book author?
Migrant Mother, Dorthea Lange

Dorothea Lange and the Making of “Migrant Mother”

Follow the rich history of Dorothea Lange, as she captured the iconic and lasting portrait of Florence Thompson, more famously known as “Migrant Mother.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 2006

Gabriel García Márquez: Off in the Clouds

A 1987 interview with the author of the beloved books One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.