Interview

A Clean, Well-Admired Style: Peter Hays On Ernest Hemingway’s Life and Art

One of America’s most celebrated writers of the 20th-century, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) pioneered a simple and understated style of writing. He…

3 years ago

Finding Einstein: Jimena Canales Peels Away Layers of Myth to Unmask Albert Einstein the Man

Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding…

3 years ago

Dueling Physicists: Bruce J. Hillman on the Nobel Physicist who Challenged and Antagonized Albert Einstein

Generally considered one of the most influential physicists in history, Albert Einstein’s (1879–1955) groundbreaking theories reshaped the scientific community’s view and understanding…

3 years ago

Not So Silent: Heather Clark Attempts to Restore Sylvia Plath’s Rightful Place in American Literature

Best known for her semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar and her two collections of poems “The Colossus” and “Ariel,” American…

3 years ago

(Mis)understanding Wittgenstein: James Klagge Says Our Temperament May Be at Fault

Austrian-born English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) is considered as one of the most influential although controversial thinkers of the 20th century. His work touched…

3 years ago

Whale of a Tale: John Bryant Uncovers the “Darkness Underneath the Surface” of American Writer Herman Melville

American novelist, short story writer, and poet, Herman Melville (1819-1891) is best known for his masterpiece Moby-Dick and his shorter works Typee, “Bartleby,”…

3 years ago

In Search of Steinbeck: William Souder Takes a “New Look” at the “Complex and Imperfect” Life of Acclaimed Novelist John Steinbeck

Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, John Steinbeck (1902–1968) was one of America’s most influential and prolific writers of the 20th…

3 years ago

Raphael Salkie: How Noam Chomsky’s “calm, provocative, and unflinching voice” helps us handle challenges of the 21st century

American linguist, philosopher, and political activist, Noam Chomsky (December 7, 1928) is one of the world’s most respected, though highly…

4 years ago

A Novelist and a Fabulist: Carl Rollyson Separates Fact from Fiction in William Faulkner’s Life

American author William Faulkner (1897-1962) became famous for his novels set in the American South, often in the fictional Yoknapatawpha…

4 years ago

Discourse on (Cartesian) Method: Kurt Smith “Provides an Understanding” of René Descartes’ Philosophy

French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician René Descartes (1596-1650) is famous for his phrase, “I think therefore I am,” which defines…

5 years ago