Carmela Ciuraru takes a playful look at the history of pen names and the reasons authors use them.
Move over Thomas McMaster. You've got competition from 'Marc,' who claims he's an LGBT activist jilted by the Gaza flotilla.
After reassuring reporters "the reports of my campaign's death were highly exaggerated," former House Speaker and current candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Newt Gingrich told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast that, among other things, Republicans needed to win the debate over Medicare or risk creating "for Obama the Harry Truman moment of coming back and winning by being against us."
Amid a spate of natural disasters, the latest crisis on the Mississippi has reminded Americans that the river is not merely a Twain-era historical footnote, but a vital instrument of modern commerce and a powerful force in draining, nourishing – and sometimes flooding – a large swath of the US.
Newt Gingrich, borrowing from Mark Twain at a Monitor breakfast on Monday, said his presidential campaign can recover from a rocky start. He frames himself as an idea man who can go toe to toe with Obama.
It's time to find a good way to reconsider whether carbon cap and trade would eliminate jobs
Halley's Comet won't be back for half a century, but tonight Earth will move through some of the debris the comet left behind, creating a spectacular meteor shower – if you live far enough south.
A Facebook user's message about Osama bin Laden's death quickly mutated into a misattributed quote by Martin Luther King, showing us all how quickly the Internet can generate an urban legend.
Fort Sumter marked the start of the Civil War, with Confederates shelling it on April 12, 1861. Today, the cannon rolls still reverberate in a country that remains at peace, but torn by ideological divides.