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From Theodor Geisel To Dr. Seuss, The Forgotten History Of Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Author

From Theodor Geisel To Dr. Seuss, The Forgotten History Of Everyone’s Favorite Children’s Author

While we know Dr. Seuss best for his tongue twisters and whimsical characters, the famed children's author actually got his start by drawing some rather controversial ads.
Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It

Eating Kids As A Solution To Food Shortages: Why One Famous Writer Once Proposed It

After several attempts to instigate policies with parliament, Irish writer Johnathan Swift channeled his ire into a satirical pamphlet that depicted child-eating as the only viable solution to the country's famine.
Zora Neale Hurston’s Interviews With Cudjo Lewis Set To Be Published After 80 Years

Zora Neale Hurston’s Interviews With Cudjo Lewis Set To Be Published After 80 Years

Her book chronicles the life of Cudjo Lewis, the last surviving slave from the last slave ship to bring Africans to the United States.
Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired

Neal Cassady’s Life May Have Been More Interesting Than The Characters He Inspired

His story inspired several writers to base characters on him, but Neal Cassady's life hardly needed embellishment.
Behind The Pages Of “Out of Africa” And Karen Blixen’s Life In Kenya

Behind The Pages Of “Out of Africa” And Karen Blixen’s Life In Kenya

As an author, Karen Blixen was considered several times for the Nobel Prize in literature.
John Wilkes Booth Was A Sex-Crazed Playboy, Says New Book

John Wilkes Booth Was A Sex-Crazed Playboy, Says New Book

According to a new book, John Wilkes Booth was dating five different women at the time he was shot.
Meet Kathryn Harrison — The Woman Who Literally Wrote The Book On Incest

Meet Kathryn Harrison — The Woman Who Literally Wrote The Book On Incest

Kathryn Harrison's book details a tumultuous incestuous relationship that lasted for four long years.
Study Shows Most People Can’t Write Or Even Recognize The Lowercase “G” [VIDEO]

Study Shows Most People Can’t Write Or Even Recognize The Lowercase “G” [VIDEO]

Nobody can write... the lowercase "G."
How The Codex Gigas Became The Devil’s Bible

How The Codex Gigas Became The Devil’s Bible

The Codex Gigas is the largest medieval manuscript in the world. However, it's not the size of the book that makes it remarkable, but what's inside.
Meet The Killer Surgeon Who Inspired Hannibal Lecter’s Character

Meet The Killer Surgeon Who Inspired Hannibal Lecter’s Character

Alfredo Balli Trevino was a well spoken, inquisitive, sleek, psychologically complicated surgeon convicted of a brutal murder. Remind you of anyone?
Otto Rahn And The Nazi Crusade For The Holy Grail

Otto Rahn And The Nazi Crusade For The Holy Grail

Otto Rahn was an openly gay and liberal-leaning historian in search of the Holy Grail. Unfortunately, Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, was a big fan of his work.