Posted on 05/09/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of May 9, 2021. J. M. Barrie (May 9, 1860):...

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Posted on 05/05/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The University of Texas at San Antonio is among the many organizations who saw 2020 disrupt big plans — and...

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Posted on 05/03/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest issue of Smithsonian magazine profiles an unsung hero of countless essays and works of fiction: Peter Mark Roget....

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Posted on 05/02/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of May 2, 2021. Benjamin Spock (May 2, 1903). Spock’s...

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Posted on 04/25/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of April 25, 2021. Daniel Defoe (April 26, 1660): Defoe...

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Posted on 04/18/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of April 18, 2021. Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816). Brontë’s...

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Posted on 04/12/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Less than two hundred years ago, the thought that hand-washing could prevent the spread of disease was seen as radical...

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Posted on 04/11/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of April 11, 2021. Beverly Cleary (April 12, 1916): Cleary...

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Posted on 04/09/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Easter’s over, but a treasure hunt for adults is just getting started. The Golden Treasure of the Entente Cordiale, which...

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Posted on 04/01/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s unclear what role, if any, the German novelist Irmgard Keun played in a false report about her suicide. But...

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