Culture

From books that make us nostalgic to stories every bibliophile can relate to, we celebrate books and their lasting impact on our lives.

How Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Came to Life

A “Modern Prometheus” that left a timeless mark.

Fictional Places From Books We Wish We Could Visit

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.

This Kids’ Book Explains Why Voting Is So Important

“Our democracy only reflects what Americans want if Americans vote.”

How the Peanuts Comic Became So Popular

The blossoming of a single-panel comic strip into an enduring legacy.

The Queen's Gambit Trailer Teases Dark Psychological Thrills

The new miniseries promises an unforgettable dive into the worlds of chess and addiction.

The New Black Narcissus Trailer Brings Suspense to a Classic

The upcoming limited series from FX promises to bring back the dark psychological thrills of Rumer Godden’s Black Narcissus.

All the AFI Top 100 Movies That Were Based on Books

More than half of the featured films have literary roots.

Read Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Fiery Speech Following Bush v. Gore

“Each side warned that the other risked casting a cloud of illegitimacy over the election.”

9 Things You Didn't Know About Peanuts, Your Favorite Comic

Think you know everything about the Peanuts gang? Think again.

How Books Really Get Banned

"Banning books is one thing, killing them is something else."