Modern notions about the Illuminati are the result of a satirical cult-classic book.
The distance between the American dream and reality is expressed best through literature.
A new generation is waiting for the whimsy and wit of Dr. Seuss.
Some books had a profound influence on Einstein's thinking and theories.
The Canadian professor has an extensive collection posted on his site.
The gem lapis lazuli is the source of luminescent blue in manuscript illustrations.
Explore McLuhan's theory on print culture and its influential hold over civilization.
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
Hawking, who died in March, answers questions like "Is there a God?" and "Is time travel possible?" in his final book, which is available today.
His book warns us of the dangers of mass media, passivity, and how even an intelligent population can be driven to gladly choose dictatorship over freedom.
The states with golden stars on them are extra intriguing.
Man Booker prize winners Olga Tokarczuk and her translator Jennifer Croft on maps that lead nowhere, plasticized anatomies, and humor across national borders.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
The scientific quest for immortality is predicated on the belief that evidence may already exist in the form of Near-Death Experiences and reincarnation.
Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.