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Culture

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

What Are President Joe Biden's Favorite Books?

A quest to figure out which books are on the president’s nightstand.

Remembering Cloris Leachman, 1926-2021

Read an excerpt from Cloris Leachman's 2009 autobiography.

6 Fascinating Facts About Alice Walker

Learn more about the woman behind influential pieces of literature such as The Color Purple.

The 36 Most Famous Poems Ever Written in the English Language

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” Robert Graves

Read an Excerpt from The Genius of Impeachment

John Nichols explains why impeachment is an essential American institution.

7 Book Christmas Ornaments We'd Hang Up Anywhere

There's always room for one more ornament.

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.

An Interview with Award-Winning Author Ben Okri

The Nigerian author is known for his own brand of magical realism.

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

Nostalgic Family Movies on Disney Plus to Share With Your Kids

There's nothing like classic live action Disney films.

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.