The famous science-fiction author believed good writing started with good reading.
A short by AsapSCIENCE explains that both men and women are "female" in the first stage of human development.
The 'Great Gatsby' author's surprisingly blunt advice to would-be writers
Illustrations remind us how the classic tales could seem in the minds of the kids to whom we read them
Jonathan Swift, Susan Sontag, Marilyn Monroe, and Woody Guthrie had big plans for the year to come.
Enough with sense, convention, and pleasing our parents
The innate biases that cause us to adjust our perceptions and memories toward the positive give us unique advantages.
A peek at where the magic happens
Why we love dogs, even though "dog culture" is annoying and it sucks when they die
A progressive-for-its-time, illustrated guide to sex and sexuality.
A guide from German opera legend Lilli Lehmann
The 'Heart of Darkness' author believed the purpose of art was to awaken a feeling of solidarity that would bind people together.
A new book offers a glimpse of the Muppeteer's early drafts of his now-beloved characters.
In a stirring letter, she asks for understanding as she helps her oldest friend feel "comfortable & comforted & safe & important."
Lessons from the greats on how to focus energy, manage time, and maximize creativity
Canned mushrooms, but fresh peas -- truly, we never knew you at all.
Three. Not four. So be careful.
Why and how to cultivate walkable cities
A literature-inspired cookbook reveals how some beloved poets nourished their creativity.
All authors, according to Wallace, are at some point slaves to "an overwhelming need to be liked."