The Odessa home where Nikolai Gogol wrote the second part of 'Dead Souls' is abandoned, with grass growing on the stairs and a padlock on the front door.
Living vicariously within someone else’s life – even for a few minutes a day – subtly enlarges our empathy and pushes us out of our comfort zones and preconceived notions about the world.
Heather Cox Richardson, historian of the Republican Party, says the party has always gone through cycles of bubbles and backlash.
Quite the opposite, says Smith biographer Robert Slayton. Smith enthusiastically embraced immigrants and diversity.
A study found that although men and women complete books at nearly identical rates, men are more likely to abandon books sooner.