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From Margaret Wise Brown to Beatrix Potter, some children's authors have reputations for disliking kids. Are the rumors true?

By Kate Kershner

The superhero's creator imbued her with themes of truth-telling, a powerful matriarchy and even bondage, all pulled from his own unconventional life.

By Christian Sager

There's so much great fiction out there, but, as it turns out, many of these stories have something in common: their emotional arc.

By Kate Kershner

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Chuck Wendig is the author of the Star Wars: Aftermath series. Learn more about Chuck Wendig and his tips on writing in this video from HowStuffWorks.

Comics can do things other mediums can't. Learn more about comics and what makes them unique in this video from HowStuffWorks.

He was the man behind those cheaply printed, widely disseminated fire-and-brimstone comics that were intended to scare the hell out of you. And he just passed away.

By Christian Sager

For 75 years, Wonder Woman has been a symbol for strength and empowerment for women. Now the United Nations has made it official.

By Bryan Young

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Is one of the world's greatest works of Renaissance art a roadmap to the human reproductive system?

By Chris Opfer

We know him as the beloved creator of Willy Wonka and the BFG, but Roald Dahl worked as a James Bond-style spy in his early years.

By Laurie L. Dove

The First Folio is pretty much thee book that gave us Shakespeare. And now you may be able to see it for yourself.

By Kate Kershner

The wizarding novels promote tolerance and oppose authoritarianism. What does that mean for how Potter fans view the Republican presidential candidate?

By Christopher Hassiotis

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French photographer Laurent Kronental chronicles the architecturally impressive, sometimes surreal postmodern public housing projects around Paris.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Looking to turn your fear into power and walk across hot coals? The BrainStuff crew fills you in on the fiery science behind the feat.

By Christian Sager

Turkish artist uses ancient technique to make beautiful liquid pictures. Vincent would be proud.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

If you love comic books, this is a good time to be alive. And now there's no shortage of options for getting them in your hands or on your device.

By Christian Sager

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Could the newly released app mean that the next artistic masterpiece of the 21st century will be a downloadable, immersive and interactive VR experience?

By Christopher Hassiotis

Way before comic books ever entered the picture, there was a band of Chinese brothers. Seven of them, in fact, each with their own magical power.

By Robert Lamb

Long-running comic book characters come to be seen as iconic by fans. How does artist Brian Stelfreeze think of a figure like Black Panther as he creates a visual story?

By Holly Frey

Black Panther has been an icon of the comic book hero scene since 1966, and now the character is being reimagined by author Ta-Nehisi Coates and Artist Brian Stelfreeze.

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Rembrandt may not be able to create his masterful paintings anymore, but computers can.

By Jonathan Strickland

When the world's finest superheroes quarrel, it affects us all. What's caused the Caped Crusader and the Big Blue Boy Scout to face off in the past?

By Christian Sager

Since DC Comics's "New 52" reboot, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo have been the creative minds captaining the Bat-ship. With issue 51, that streak comes to an end.

By Bryan Young

You like comics? We have suggestions, courtesy of the upcoming Dwayne McDuffie Award, and they feature way more than just dudes in capes and tights.

By Christian Sager

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HowStuffWorks Now talks to the artists behind the wildly popular books and wonders if the future could hold an "Anarchist Coloring Book."

By Christian Sager

All 11 of the circus's touring elephants are headed for a Florida retirement in May.

By Julia Layton