In his new memoir, 'Little Failure,' Gary Shteyngart captures the almost physical love of language that leads him to a career as a writer.
A new bill passed by the Kentucky Senate counts computer programming classes toward fulfilling foreign-language requirements in public schools. Parents debate whether coding should be a supplement to, or a replacement for, foreign language classes.
An old word used in a new way gets the nod as the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year for 2013.
Schools in the United Kingdom are using software to flag dangerous online conversations for teachers. Could we use the same software in the US?
British-Chinese author Xiaolu Guo, who was selected by Granta Magazine as one of Britain's best young novelists and was recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize, criticized American literature and also expressed concern that literature has become too ‘storytelling-driven.’ 'All the poetry, all the alternative things, have been pushed away by mainstream society,' she said.