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In 1959, science fiction great Isaac Asimov penned a delightful essay about the nature of creativity that was almost entirely unknown until 2014 when one of his old friends discovered it in a file and Technology Review published it. From "On Creativi...

"The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice" author talks about lowering the stakes to increase student outcomes.

There was a long period in our history when women wrote books using male pen names in order to have a shot at getting published. Things have improved since then (though apparently we still need fake male assistants for our requests to be taken seriou...

In September 1977 at the 4eme Festival de la Science Fiction in Metz, France, surrealist author Philip K. Dick delivered an astounding address with the title, "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others." He wasn't joking. The spee...

Every year, adventurous (and oft-unprepared) hikers who are fans of Jon Krakauer's book "Into the Wild" (1996) or the move based upon it have attempted the treacherous 20 mile trek on Alaska's Stampede Trail to the abandoned bus where Chris McCandles...

When libraries around the US began closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet Archive (IA) responded by creating a “National Emergency Library,” a collection of 1.4 million books from its free e-book repository Open Library...

Tomorrow, Thursday (5/14), I'm honored to be moderating a free online conversation with two brilliant women whose work is a light in the darkness during these uncertain times. My friend Ann Druyan is the executive producer, writer, and director of Co...