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A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.


James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s


What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?

Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.


Editor’s Note

How do innovators innovate?

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn


Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts

H. L. Mencken with his brothers


H. L. Mencken as a Boy? Oh, Boy!

Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic

Rare Book School Director Michael F. Suarez, S.J.


Summer Camp for Book Nerds: Why I Keep Returning to Rare Book School

How to read a book: For starters, remember it's a physical object


Editor's Note

Appleknockers versus Decatur basketball game.


In 1964, the Appleknockers from Cobden, Illinois, Made It All the Way to the State Championships.

Book recounts how larger rivals fell to the tiny upstart

Go-Hawks Tribe picture


Happy and the Go-Hawks

Emilie Blackmore Stapp raised millions through her philanthropic club.