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How witnessing the injustices of slavery drove Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution.
Editors of two new anthologies talk about what it takes to make the cut for "Best African American Fiction" and "Best African American Essays."
Fed up living as a starving writer, Katy Lederer took a job at a hedge fund, but she kept writing poetry on the side, often about money and our complicated lust for it.
In 2006, the International Astronomical Union revoked Plutoâ€™s planetary status and inflamed Americans -- astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what went down.
"The Chronicles of Narnia," Dungeons and Dragons, the secret behind "The Secret" and other alternative realities.
Scotland depends on approximately $300 million each year as a result of the country's beloved poet Robert Burns.
In her best-seller "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Azar Nafisi wrote about the lives of women in Iran; now she tells her own life story.
Writer and book critic Jay Parini scanned American bookshelves and identified the seminal works in the birth and growth of the nation.