American Literature

Discussing The Future Of Dystopian Works

August 22, 2017

Whether it’s the current political climate or just a resurgence in popularity, dark novels such as “1984,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and “Parable of the Sower” are flying off the shelves. What’s next for dystopian writing? […]

An artistic rendering of a solar eclipse

Eclipse Glasses Not Required

August 21, 2017

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has created a free Smithsonian Eclipse app, allowing users to watch a live NASA stream of the eclipse as it moves across the country. […]

Professor's Perspective

Book Review: “The Center Seat” by Professor Peter Irons

July 28, 2017

From the brutal murder of a law student to an explosive showdown in the Supreme Court, The Center Seat by The Great Courses professor Peter Irons is as entertaining as it is informative. It’s the perfect summer read for lifelong learners. […]