Books

    HISTORYWhat Makes the Library of Congress a Monument to DemocracyThe world’s largest book repository has expanded far beyond its original scope to include sound recordings and digitized collectionsThe Great Hall boasts works by nearly 50 American painters...
    There’s reading for pleasure—but there’s also reading for treasure.If you want to do the latter, you can pick up one of several books that contain hidden clues that lead to a buried treasure or cash prize. The genre is sometimes called “armchair treasure ...
    I have been a Stephen King fan for a long time and for as equally long as I can remember, typically scared witless from his horrific novels. I used to lie awake nights while racing thoughts of the evil this master of the macabre would put in my head dance...
    SMART NEWSMeet the Muses Who Inspired Some of the World’s Most Iconic ArtworksA new book examines the lives of muses across history and the role they played in shaping treasured works like “The Kiss” and “Ophelia” Museum visi...