Culture

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

Read an Excerpt from The Genius of Impeachment

John Nichols explains why impeachment is an essential American institution.

How Many Books Can a Kindle Hold?

Can you really carry a library in your pocket?

Anton Chekhov: The Master of the Short Story

A look at the life and works of a literary innovator.

How Long Is a Short Story vs a Novella?

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” —William Shakespeare

An Interview with Steve Erickson, An American Surrealist

The award winning author discusses his work, the literary world, and divisions in the United States.

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.