Experiencing Monet’s Giverny

Want to experience Claude Monet’s Giverny? Do so easily through his paintings or travel.

Buster Keaton’s Humor Had a Dark Side

The dark side of Buster Keaton's comedic work

#museumselfies: Museums and Selfies in this Digital Age

Will selfies save our museums? Find out about this growing #museumselfie trend.
Mervyn Peake

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.
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“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.