Secrets in the Cellar The True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World

Josef Fritzl was a 73-year-old retired engineer in Austria. He seemed to be living a normal life with his wife, Rosemarie, and their family-though one daughter, Elisabeth, had...

A Talk Based on "Program or Be Programmed"

Douglas Rushkoff is widely considered to be one of most cutting-edge thinkers of our time. In his book, Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff asks the question: Do we direct...

Rubber Houses Love and Loss, Grief and Recovery - Easy Has its Season, Each is Part of the Game

Kit is a typical teenage girl happily engaged in school and family life. She and her younger brother, Buddy, are deeply bonded. Despite their age difference, they're connected by...

Autobiography of Red

The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional recreation of an ancient...

Goat Castle A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines...

The Poetry of Henry Newbolt

Henry Newbolt's finest poetry including Vitaï Lampada.

A Talk Based on "Present Shock"

Douglas Rushko weaves together seemingly disparate events and trends into a rich, nuanced portrait of how life in the eternal present has affected our biology, behavior, politics,...

Beyond Trans Does Gender Matter?

Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college...

Poems of the Elder Edda Classics in Norse Literature

The great poetic tradition of pre-Christian Scandinavia is known to us almost exclusively though the Prose Edda, a collection of narrative literature, and its companion, the...

The Five Negro Presidents According to what White People Said They Were

Historian Joel Augustus Rogers provides his evidence that there have been nineteenth- and twentieth-century presidents of the United States who had partial black ancestry,...

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