What will make you happy? A social scientist explains why it's so hard to predict
May 2007 | By Eric Jaffe
Translated by Stephen Langdon, University of Pennsylvania
May 01, 2007 | By Smithsonian magazine
How a self-taught British genius rediscovered the Mesopotamian saga of Gilgamesh after 2,500 years
May 2007 | By David Damrosch
His new book offers a scholar's and father's perspective on autism
April 2007 | By Arthur Allen
An excerpt from Heather Ewing's book, The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian
March 01, 2007 | By Heather Ewing
An excerpt from Nina Burleigh's book, The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America's Greatest Museum
March 01, 2007 | By Nina Burleigh
A recently discovered poem by Robert Frost has brought fameand controversyto an English student
March 01, 2007 | By W. Andrew Ewell
For much of the 20th century, Britain's Pre-Raphaelite were dismissed as overly sentimental. A new exhibition shows why they're back in favor
February 01, 2007 | By Doug Stewart
Longfellow reaches his bicentennial; here's why his poems became perennial
February 2007 | By Nicholas A. Basbanes
A new book argues the case for the mugshot as art
January 2007 | By Katy June-Friesen
Stricken by "vile melancholy," the 18th-century critic and raconteur Samuel Johnson pioneered a modern therapy
January 2007 | By John Geirland
Bugs in trees and kids in labs get their due in a new book by "Canopy Meg"
December 2006 | By Marian Smith Holmes
Psychiatrist Stuart Hauser answers questions about his new book, Out of the Woods, which chronicles four emotionally disturbed teenagers
December 01, 2006 | By Amy Crawford
Ben Block spoke with Josh about Iraq and reporting in dangerous regions of the world.
October 01, 2006 | By Ben Block
One man's quest to track down every copy on the planet.
September 2006 | By Paul Collins
Her new book says our views of Africa are outdated.
September 2006 | By Amy Crawford
This novel about a 12-year-old mill worker was inspired by a Lewis Hine photograph.
September 2006 | By Elizabeth Winthrop
In a new book, "Patriot Fire," the author of "Forrest Gump" paints an uncommonly vivid picture of an overlooked chapter in American history -- and its unlikely hero.
August 2006 | By Winston Groom
In a new book written with his wife, Nancy Abrams, cosmologist Joel Primack argues that the universe, far from being a meaningless void, was meant for us. Sort of.
July 2006 | By Jerry Adler
A British researcher believes he has at last pinpointed the island to which Homer's wanderer returned
April 2006 | By Fergus M. Bordewich