The Digital Public Library of America is seeking to build a large collection of digital archives that otherwise might not be widely available. It went online this week.
Transforming himself from a felon into celebrity chef, Eddie Huang has made a name for himself with his Taiwanese sandwich shop, his blog and guest appearances on popular food shows. But before finding success, Huang, in his new memoir Fresh Off The Boat, says he felt like an outsider.
Drawing from her own family's experiences, author Tayi Selasi's first novel follows a family's journey of leaving its former home and life behind for a new land. Though her novel is a story of immigration, the stories are primarily focused on the emotional lives of these characters.
A new book looks at America's packaged and industrial food world and just what makes processed food so tempting to us. But, according to the book's author, even despite the accessibility of processed foods, more Americans today are changing their eating habits to be healthier.
Stephane Hessel inspired the Occupy Wall Street movement with his writing, and powered protest movements around the globe. But as those movements seemingly sputter out, Hessel had one more book of advice, specifically for protesters in Spain. It's set to be released now, shortly after his death.
Reporter Mary Jo McConahay felt like she'd heard the story from Life of Pi, long before she read the book. Turns out, the book was inspired by Brazilian book by a noted and respected author. McConahay traveled to the man's home town and short time after the author, Moacyr Scliar, died.
Jamaica Kincaid's story is the story of a thousand immigrants. Sure, the details are almost certainly unique to her — becoming a successful author almost instantly isn't exactly common, but her she turned difficult circumstances into a new life in America, with her own distinct style.
The Turkish government recommends every student in the country read John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but now a parent has complained it's not appropriate, because of a few lines on a couple of pages in the book.
Author Don Hagist wanted to paint a picture of what British soldiers were really like during the American Revolution. Were they, as Hollywood depicts, violent spiteful automatrons? Or were they something else, more human, entirely?
When Meehan Crist was younger, her mother had a concussion. It changed her mother's life, so much so that sometimes she'd walk into a room and not remember where she was. When Crist found out what happened, it sent her on a journey of trying to understand more about the brain.