Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them — and hundreds of thousands more — from getting out.
Despite her better judgment, New York-based Russian writer Anya Ulinich uses the web to seek out potential mates. She finds it all but impossible to interpret the profiles of American men, and they don't understand her any better.
The Green Prince was the code name for a top Israeli informant, a man who was the son of a Hamas founder. It's also the name of a new documentary that chronicles the path of informant Mosab Hassan Yousef, and his relationship with his Israeli handler.
Ronald Reagan couldn't have become president without Southern votes, and many of those votes simply wouldn't have been there without the invention of air conditioning. Such innovations and their unforeseen consequences on history are the subject of a new book from Steven Johnson.
If you've ever struggled through Marcel Proust's seven-volume epic, "Remembrance of Things Past," you have C.K. Scott Moncrieff to thank. Moncrieff introduced the French novelist to the world with his translation, while also living lives as a poet, soldier and spy in his own right.
In 1905, a small tribe from the Philippines appeared at Coney Island as a "human exhibit." Journalist Claire Prentice chronicles their experiences in her latest book, "The Lost Tribes of Coney Island," which we've excerpted here.
Actor George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek — not to mention his wildly popular humor on Facebook. But before he became a star, he lived as an inmate in an internment camp and was forced into Asian stereotypes on screen.
With Your Wings, a long-forgotten story by acclaimed author John Steinbeck, tells the story of discrimination between black soldiers during World War II. It was finally published last week, some 70 years after the author wrote it.