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Why do teachers make us read old stories?

Elisabeth Gruner, University of Richmond ...

As Herman Melville turns 200, his works have never been more...

Aaron Sachs, Cornell University Outside of American literature courses, it doesn’t seem likely that many Americans are reading Herman Melville these days. But with Melville turning...

Did a censored female writer inspire Hemingway’s famous style?

Cynthia Wachtell, Yeshiva University Virtually everyone has heard of Ernest Hemingway. But you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows of Ellen N. La Motte. People...

What’s behind our appetite for self-destruction?

Mark Canada, Indiana University and Christina Downey, Indiana University Each new year, people vow to put an end to self-destructive habits like smoking, overeating or...

In the 1600s Hester Pulter wondered, ‘Why must I forever be...

Samantha Snively, University of California, Davis In 1996, a graduate student named Mark Robson was creating a digital catalog of the University of Leeds’ Brotherton...

Should we scoff at the idea of love at first sight?

James Kuzner, Brown University For a lecture course I teach at Brown University called “Love Stories,” we begin at the beginning, with love at first...

5 Latino authors you should be reading now

Laura Lomas, Rutgers University Newark ...

Tom Wolfe elevated journalism into enduring literature

William McKeen, Boston University In 20th-century popular culture, journalists were portrayed as needy hacks desperate to write the Great American Novel. Journalism was the means...

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5 Moon-landing innovations that changed life on Earth

Jean Creighton, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the...

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