Source: The Guardian
This article explains how Rulfo’s childhood experiences during a violent period in Mexico’s history inspired “Tell Them Not to Kill Me!” and other notable short stories.
Osman Ali and Sabrina Seyf, Minnesotans of Somali ancestry, love to share their art with the people of Minneapolis. Through artifacts and the art of henna, people learn about the Somali culture.
Source: The Week
Writer Jen Doll makes a case that reading scary books is better than watching horror movies.
A tesselation is a repeating visual pattern that can be as simple or as complex as its creator wants it to be. Try it for yourself by following the instructions in this online magazine by and for teens.
Source: American Library Association
“Yeh-Shen” may be the oldest version we know of the Cinderella story, but it’s far from the only variation on this familiar tale. Find out about other versions that span the globe.
Source: Twisted Sifter
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.
Source: Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship
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.
Source: Bangor Daily News
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.