Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison On Her Motivation For Writing


Toni Morrison is an American novelist and professor best known for her novels The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. In 1993, Morrison received the Nobel Prize for Literature. In this video, Morrison discusses how her life and experiences led her to write The Bluest Eye and what she … Continue reading

The Simpsons
The Simpsons Creator On His Childhood Influences


Matt Groening is an American cartoonist best known for creating the TV series The Simpsons. The Simpsons first came on air in 1989 and continues producing new episodes to this day. The Simpsons were originally created while Groening was working on The Tracey Ullman Show. While the parents and siblings … Continue reading

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie Discusses The Fatwa Issued Against Him

Salman Rushdie Discusses The Fatwa Issued Against Him

Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist whose works include Midnight’s Children, Shalimar the Clown and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. In 1988, Rushdie released his fourth novel, The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses was considered controversial and sparked protests from Muslims in several countries. On February 14, 1989, … Continue reading

Judy Blume
Judy Blume On Her Childhood

Judy Blume On Her Childhood

Judy Blume is a writer whose novels are geared towards children and young adults. Her most famous works include “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”, “Forever”, “Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing” and “Superfudge”. Blume’s books have sold more than 80 million copies and have been translated into 32 … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Slobodan Milosevic On Trial At The Hague


Slobodan Miolsevic was the President of Serbia from 1989 to 1997 and President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1997 to 2000. In 1999, Milosevic was charged by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with war crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity for his role … Continue reading