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Politics and war brought Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt ever closer.
By Meredith Hindley
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
After winning the Civil War and living in the White House, he decided to see the world.
Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time
How Albert Einstein became a celebrity
The letters of Robert Frost invite us to reconsider the man behind the poetry...
His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.
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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.
By Danny Heitman
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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