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Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic
By Danny Heitman
Tracing Jewish-American comedy through the Borsht Belt and beyond
The art of Florida's Highwaymen finds a new audience
The story of an entrepreneurial artist and an avid book collector
A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.
Politics and war brought Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt ever closer.
James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art
Cool is still cool. The word, the emotional style, and that whole flavor of cultural cachet remains ascendant after more...
Two souls on fire fought for justice
Washington Irving leaves Gotham to explore the frontier
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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