In the depths of the Victorian era, the recreational use of arsenic would come to be known as one of the most bizarre and dangerous ways ever devised to get high.
Author Grady Hendrix may have accidentally written a scathing critique of 21st-century American capitalism, seen through the lens of a corporate haunted house.
The Ancient Library of Alexandria was the foremost storehouse of knowledge in the ancient world … until the Romans burned it down in 48 BCE. Could the same thing happen in the 21st century? One Norwegian archiving company says it can.
J.K. Rowling’s 50th birthday party, held during Halloween, had a theme: Come as your own private nightmare. Rowling wrote a political fairy tale on a dress.
Unlike his collection of ornate snuff boxes and high collars, this was one accessory Beau Brummell wished to rid himself of permanently.
Author Donald Goines’ tragically short career shows that when it comes to “writing what you know,” timing is everything.
The events of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, take place on June 16, 1904. They’re commemorated every year in a celebration called Bloomsday.