Almost 350 years ago, Harvard University graduated its first Native American student. Author Geraldine Brooks imagines his experience in the unfamiliar, Puritan culture of the university.
Access to fresh water may be the most pressing issue of the twenty-first century. Protecting it may be a matter of life and death.
A new book by the author of "The Men Who Stare at Goats" explores the world of psychopathy and exposes the "madness industry."
The publishing industry mourns the end of Oprah's Book Club, whose endorsement promised exponential increases in book sales.
Educational materials distributed by respected children's publisher Scholastic push coal industry talking points onto kids in schools.
Golden Girl, pop-culture icon and soon-to-be nonagenarian, Betty White, is loving life.
The influential artist best known for songs like "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott Heron, died Friday.
The new book about the scandalous romances of American politicians suggests that sex is essential to politics.
The success of Scandinavian crime novels by the likes of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell has prompted a flood of books in the same mold.
Smith Magazine's 'Six Word Memoirs' project has allowed the public, celebrities, and especially teens, to share a lot, briefly.