Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet may not seem like an obvious pairing, but these 1975 illustrations vividly bring the tension and tragedy to life.
Some scholars have long maintained that someone other than William Shakespeare authored some of the Bard’s best-known works. This article explores the idea that a writer with a deeper knowledge of Scotland than Shakespeare could have had must have penned Macbeth.
In this interview, author Stephen King uses some interesting visual metaphors to describe his writing process.
Did you ever wonder what the Harlem Renaissance looked like? See for yourself by watching a video about this age of discovery for modern African-American literature, art, and music.
Your smile can predict how long you live. Would you believe it? Listen to one man give voice to his theory about smiling.
Learn about a secret society of MIT pranksters and their quest to show their excitement over the release of the new Avengers movie.
Watching movies doesn’t just affect our brains; it also affects our bodies. Find out how the effects of horror movies compare with those of other genres.
Explore a virtual exhibit of Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. Be sure to click on the information icons to learn more about the objects and surroundings in the author’s life.
Has someone ever asked if you had a trick up your sleeve? The answer can literally be yes if you learn any of the 15 tricks detailed in this article.
Shirley Jackson, author of “The Lottery,” was largely overlooked by critics during her lifetime because she was viewed only as a horror writer. According to this article, she is finally being recognized as an important figure in American literature.
This article remembers the life and literary accomplishments of science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin, author of “The Wife’s Story,” who learned from her father the importance of being curious about others who are different from ourselves.
Great thinkers can change how we see the world. In 1994, Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez wrote a tribute to Julio Cortázar, author of “The Night Face Up.” The piece begins with the story of a memorable night on a train to Prague. Click this link to read.
Learn about some of the literary offspring of one of the earliest horror stories.
How did a young African American boy from Oakland become a featured performer in Chinese opera? Find out what the cultures share.
Read about Campbell’s theory of the hero’s journey and its affect on modern cinema.
The author of the Harry Potter series threw herself a birthday party that featured a “lost manuscript” displayed in an unexpected way.
Why do you love the songs you love? In some cases, the cause might be concern about whether your friends like the same songs.
Have you ever wanted to write your own horror story? Get some practical tips to jump-start your ideas.
In this summary of Kate Tempest’s career as a rapper and poet, critic Michael Hogan praises her work.
Early amusement parks may not have had high-tech thrill rides, but they managed to frighten people in simpler ways. Find out about the horror potential of a dangling string and other tricks of “dark rides.”