Moving up the social ladder isn't easy for anyone, but the path to the middle-class is more difficult for those of Mexican-American descent.
Los Angeles has a job opening for a poet. The city is creating the position of poet laureate, and it is seeking nominations until Oct. 10.
After an absence of six years, the amazing (if scantily clad) Captain Underpants returns in "Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers."
SketchTravel: 71 artists, 75,000 miles, 1 sketch book -- and so far -- 4 libraries in SE Asia. Charles Solomon and Paul Felix tell John Rabe about it.
In his new book, NPR programming executive Eric Nuzum says bands like Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson and KISS were the soundtrack to his chaotic past.
What is the “American dream?” Is it a big house and two cars in the garage? A big screen TV? Education and a stable job?
Question one: Who wrote “A Princess of Mars,” the sci-fi novel that launched the famous Barsoom series of books, and inspired the recent movie “John Carter of Mars”?
Marc Haefele review's David Dufty's "How to Build an Android," then tells us about editing three of Philip K. Dick's 1960s sci-fi novels.
The dozens, it's a name for a style of joking that focuses on insults or put-downs. It’s a style of humor that many music scholars say has paved the way for modern rap. Elijah Wald has studied this type of humor for a book called "The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama."
Can a few words dramatically increase the economic value of a yard sale castaway? Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker invited people to write stories about unimportant trinkets and knick-knacks found in thrift stores for "Significant Objects," and to re-sell the objects on eBay.
George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics, and Elisabeth Wehling, a political strategist and author, offer guidance to Democrats in need of effective language to voice their ideas.
Author Andrew Blackwell traveled to the world's most polluted places and wrote about them in his new book.
In her book, “Overdressed,” Cline examines the accession of the cheap fashion market along with the decline of independent retailers, why we just can’t say no to the good old deal and steal, and how consumers can break away from the buy and toss cycle.
Authors don’t usually get the chance to do a “director’s cut” of their earlier works, but success has its perks. It was the David Fincher-directed adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s first book, “Fight Club” that put the author on the literary map, but Palahniuk had penned two other books before Fincher’s movie got released three years after the book was originally published.
David Misch on his book on the art and history of humor, "Funny, the Book," which he bills as "The single most popular book on comedy ever written by David Misch this year!"
In the digital age, information travels faster than ever thanks to texting, e-mailing, and social media. As a result, word of mouth or word of Twitter, are increasingly vital for companies looking to establish trendy reputations among consumers.