The stories behind modern linguistic touchstones like 'nerd,' 'cyberspace,' and more
What happens when multiple manic writerly minds inhabit the same space
The books that will help you examine the delicate relationship between moms and their children
The face-slaps, spitting contests, and pie fights that occur when one author turns his pen on another
The titles that managed to push all the wrong buttons
The songs that result when one muse begets another
A look at some of today's most talented writers
Bella Swan, Holden Caulfield, Patrick Bateman, and the other literary creations we continue to fight over
The loving, touching, and downright weird things that the literary greats wrote to their lovers
Which characters had the best snog in literary history?
The whimsical charms of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the Artful Dodger, Uriah Heep, and more
Why Vladimir Nabakov never left the house without a butterfly net
The astonishing prices people will pay to own a piece of human history
The stories behind Hendrix's flaming guitar, Picasso's bread hands, and Che's rebellious glare
From Dostoevsky to Hemingway, acclaimed writers have battled a variety of addictions.
Have you ever wanted to chat over tea with the Elves, horse warriors, or cosmic squids?
Who was the spark behind the creation of Tintin, Long John Silver, and Severus Snape?
From H.G. Wells' time machine to the quantum-fabric-warping ghosts of 'A Christmas Carol,' a list of the best literary clock stoppers
Which famous authors could write and still look good while doing it?