A dad laughing at his own joke.

The Dubious Art of the Dad Joke

Is it really only dads who can tell dad jokes? And is this corny humor universal? Our linguist takes a deep dive.
Nancy Drew: The Clue of the Dancing Puppet

The Secret Syndicate behind Nancy Drew

If you remember your grade-school reading log, the Nancy Drew mysteries are by Carolyn Keene. Only she never existed.
Dan Rather

Dan Rather on Dan Rather

Dan Rather's ruminations on politics and morality feel so 2017. This interview he gave in the '70s lends insight into how seriously he takes journalism.
Dr. Evil

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.
Babysitter's Club

How The Baby-Sitters Club Reflected Our Dreams of Safety

In The Baby-Sitters Club, each girl has agency.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Madeleine L’Engle

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books and authors they remembered most from childhood. Madeleine L'Engle came up a lot.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books they remembered most from childhood. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is one of them. 
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

The National Book Awards Shortlist

The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR. 

The Phantom Tollbooth

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