Medieval Manuscript Reveals 15th-Century Comedy Routine
Written to be performed live, a medieval minstrel's jokes poked fun at the powerful
Anne Frank's Childhood Friend Recalls Their Years Before the Holocaust
After fleeing her native Germany, a young Jew found companionship and community as the Nazis approached
What Is Afrofuturism?
A new exhibition defines how artistry and activism over decades gave rise to the idea and promise of a future that could advance Black life
Butterfly Group With Fiery 'Eyes' Is Named After 'Lord of the Rings' Villain Sauron
Beyond their eye-like wing pattern, the two new species don't seem to show any signs of evil that would link them to Mordor
You Could Own Nathaniel Hawthorne's Handwritten Notes on 'The Scarlet Letter'
Enjoy an exclusive preview of an auction of the novelist's papers, which feature rarely seen edits and atrocious penmanship
Beatrix Potter Was a Keen Observer of the Natural World
Famous for "Peter Rabbit," the children's author was also a devoted scientist and conservationist
How Judy Blume Redefined Girlhood
The first movie adaptation of "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" arrives in theaters today
American Library Association Names 2022’s Most Banned Books
As book censorship soared, titles with LGBTQ themes were the most targeted
Without the First Folio, Half of Shakespeare's Plays Would Have Been Lost to History
The 400-year-old text presented the Bard's plays as serious literature, muddling the boundaries between popular culture and high art
How to Move a 450,000-Pound Sculpture
After a tumultuous six years, 'Sudama' has settled into its new home at American University in Washington, D.C.
You Can Now Buy the Estate Where Jane Austen Wrote 'Pride and Prejudice'
The writer spent more than half her life on the property, where she drafted some of her most famous novels
The Author of 'Anne of Green Gables' Lived a Far Less Charmed Life Than Her Beloved Heroine
L.M. Montgomery created a classic of children's literature, but what about her lesser-known works?
Postal Service Unveils Forever Stamp Honoring Toni Morrison
A ceremony at Princeton celebrated the Nobel laureate whose words transformed American literature
The Sideshow Magician Who Inspired Ray Bradbury—Then Vanished
Experts have been unable to verify the existence of Mr. Electrico, whose 1932 electric chair act supposedly affirmed the young author's interest in writing
The Brief but Shining Life of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Poet Who Gave Dignity to the Black Experience
A prolific writer, he inspired such luminaries as Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes
The Making of Emily Brontë
A new film imagines the events that inspired the notoriously private author to write "Wuthering Heights"
Gregory Peck's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Script Goes to Auction
Also for sale are gifts from Harper Lee, who remained close with the Peck family for years
S.E. Hinton Is Tired of Talking About 'The Outsiders.' No One Else Is
The author reflects on her classic 1967 novel, its 1983 film adaptation and its legacy today
Colette Revolutionized French Literature With Her Depictions of Female Desire
Born 150 years ago this week, the author was known for her incisive portrayals of women's everyday lives
Man Who Tried to Steal Over 1,000 Unpublished Manuscripts Pleads Guilty
A former Simon & Schuster employee used his industry knowledge to impersonate publishing professions