The late American scholar Gene Smith spent a quarter of a century collecting endangered works of Tibetan literature in Cambridge, Massachusetts. One of his life's aims has now been realized, as Smith's collection has found a permanent home in a new library of traditional Tibetan works in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu.
Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation to rename 63 different thoroughfares and public places throughout the city. Soon, 63rd Drive in Queens will be the first city street named after a Russian writer — Sergei Dovlatov, whose stories appeared in the New Yorker. And his wife still lives there.
College majors are about as integral to the college process as graduation and term papers. But in an era where change is coming at an ever-quickening pace, do they even make sense any more? Author Jeff Selingo suggests they do not.
Two major anthologies of short stories came out in late 2015 — “100 Years of The Best American Short Stories,” edited by Lorrie Moore and Heidi Pitlor, and “New American Stories,” edited by Ben Marcus. Here’s how they can help you appreciate short stories
Author Cathy Buckle writes a weekly email letter to friends and family about living conditions in her country, Zimbabwe, and we read an excerpt from one of her recent letters called, "To Stay Safe, Stay Silent."