The First Native American to Receive a Medical Degree
Susan LaFlesche Picotte was first Native American to be licensed to practice medicine in the U.S. She opened her own hospital, but didn't live to run it.
What a Paragraph Is
On the controversial directive that a paragraph must contain a topic sentence, an idea that theorists, writers, and students have questioned for decades.
What Congress Should Know About the Internet
Facebook's privacy and ad preferences settings are a privacy placebo: they trick us into feeling a little better, but they don't treat the underlying disease.
Better Writing Begins with the Right Tools
Word processing software has not only changed the way we write; it's changed the way we read. It pays to think about what we want from our writing tools.
6 Tips about Academic Writing for #AcWriMo
November is Academic Writing Month. We’ve gathered six helpful tips for your scholarly writing—with academic citations of course.
Fighting Words With the Unabomber
Some of the world's most baffling criminal cases were solved thanks to some seemingly harmless point about language. Take the Unabomber, for example.
Very British Villains (and Other Anglo-Saxon Attitudes to Accents)
What do peoples' accents really reveal about them? The villainous British accent crystallizes the love-hate special relationship between the US and the UK.
“What’s a life, anyway?” Remembering E. B. White
Reading Charlotte’s Web is the first time many bookworms feel real sadness for pretend characters.
The End of the Tour: Why Do We Travel?
Travel is commodity, a privilege, and a state of mind; a comfort to some and a trial to others.
Afrofuturist Artist Krista Franklin
Visual artist Krista Franklin uses various media to create fantastic new worlds inspired by science fiction, the Black Arts Movement, and Afrofuturism.