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Exploring Cuba, Guided by Graham Greene
'Our Man in Havana' was published at the end of 1958, and much of the city it describes remains intact.
February 20, 2017
Found: A Glimpse of Marcel Proust, Caught on Film
This is the first known footage of the famous author.
February 16, 2017
The Improbable Life of the Inventor of the Modern Bra
She was also a pioneering publisher and, later, a princess.
February 15, 2017
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10 Places That Rejected Poe in Life But Celebrate Him in Death
Edgar Allan Poe gets the recognition he deserves in the afterlife.
February 09, 2017
6 Stops on the Hunt for the Holy Grail
Tracing history’s most elusive holy relic will lead you to these real places.
February 06, 2017
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
The Ruthwell Cross
An Anglo-Saxon cross inscribed with possibly the oldest written work of English literature.
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Why the London of British Literature Barely Changed for 200 Years
An innovative mapping project uncovers just how limited the literary version of the city has often been.
February 02, 2017
Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)
The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
Added by Talbot von Sregor
Why Are Rats Always the Bad Guys?
And mice always heroes? Experts trace the history of typecasting rodents.
January 25, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)
A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
The writing studio of an American adventure author, built in the style of a medieval castle.
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This tiny, painted door at the base of a tree stump has been a fixture of the Harvard University campus for decades.
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Found: Unexplained Poems Left on the Shelves of a British Grocery Store
One was about bread, the other about deer.
January 05, 2017
Why do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty?
Blame Tolkien and time.
December 07, 2016
Harry's New York Bar
A favorite Paris bar for U.S. expats, including Gershwin, Hemingway, and James Bond.
Added by Luke J Spencer
Anne Rice Talks Inspiration, Atlantis, and, Yes, Vampires
An interview with the famed author ahead of the release of her upcoming novel "Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis."
November 18, 2016
Portico Library and Gallery
A 19th-century time capsule of travel, fiction, and historic texts still available to the public.
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Last Known Whereabouts of Barbara Newhall Follett
The 1920s child prodigy author was last seen here at her Brookline home before vanishing at age 25.
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