Ron Chernow, acclaimed biographer of "Hamilton" as well as Ulysses S. Grant, recommends three books to read to understand the Civil War and its legacies.
Behind the scenes of this fleeting fantasy world is a tight-knit community of artisans, entrepreneurs and free spirits who reunite at the Maryland festival every year, and have for decades.
"If we say issues of teen suicide, drinking, sex or sexual assault are inappropriate, we’re telling teens who may identify with those themes that there isn’t a safe space for them," said author Jay Asher in an interview during Banned…
Author Gabriel Tallent says he set out to tell the story of a young woman's fight for her own soul when the odds are "murderously against her." In "My Absolute Darling," a 14-year-old girl knows survival in the wild, but…
By Elizabeth Flock
A new book traces how innovators of punk music interacted with New York School poets such as Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman.
The young adult novel "The Hate U Give" tells the story of a teenager whose childhood friend is shot and killed by a police officer. In the book, now a finalist for a National Book Award and Kirkus Prize, author…
The founder of the creative writing program that inspired author Angie Thomas to write “The Hate U Give” remembers how the book started.
By PBS NewsHour
From Toni Morrison to Bruce Handy’s take on children’s literature, we offer eight must-read books to add to your bookshelf this fall. Louise Penny, author of ”Glass Houses,” and Pamela Paul, author of “My Life With Bob,” join Jeffrey Brown…
Graphic designers reimagine a U.S. Constitution that acknowledges the American slave trade and mistreatment of Native Americans.
By Joshua Barajas
Yoko Ono's 1964 book "Grapefruit," an early experiment in conceptual art, inspired the lyrics to John Lennon's "Imagine." Now, the book is getting its due.
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