Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

"The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the...
A long-lost short story written by Charlotte Brontë has been published for the first time online. The story, entitled L'Ingratitude, was written as a homework assignment and was submitted to a tutor that was known to have inspired Brontë's...
When a CIA project or mission becomes declassified, the artistic community often jumps at the chance to work with the juicy details. Sometimes these former agency secrets inspire books or movies (like Argo), but it's relatively rare for the...
Tomorrow is International Museum Day, so what better place to visit on our Literary Landmarks tour than a museum dedicated to one of the most well known literary characters of all time? The Sherlock Holmes Museum, located at the...
Here's a new reason to appreciate William Wordsworth's poetry.  Professors at Lancaster University in the UK are now using the great romantic writer's poetry to teach managers and entrepreneurs about business. According to English professor Simon Bainbridge, Wordsworth "can...
American novelist and designer Edith Wharton made a name for herself in the literary world by combining her firsthand understanding of the American aristocracy with her unique and powerful prose. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer...
Currently in the midst of their tenth-anniversary celebrations, Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece is an independent bookshop founded by a group of friends from Cyprus, England and the United States. This island treasure is everything you would expect from...
There's something magical about a fountain pen. This old-school medium instantly connects you with the greatest writers and artists from history, while providing a smooth and fluid drawing experience. If you're new to the fountain pen game, the idea...
Today we wanted to share with you a video showcasing the beautiful work of Rosemary Buczek, one of the talented calligraphers who is going to be at our calligrapher event on May 18th. As announced last week, to celebrate...
Tomorrow is Mary Shelley’s birthday, and we’ve decided to fête the famous author by getting a head start on Hallowe’en and defending the top five misunderstood monsters in literature. Mary Shelley, the daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote...

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