Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Amy Lifson is the assistant editor for humanities.
Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.
Vietnam War through the eyes of a South Dakota artist.
Anna Darrow could set a broken leg with some string and a flatiron.
Telling 436 stories in one documentary.
Did you hear the one about the Japanese villagers who performed burial rights for an American World War II pilot by following the text of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake?
California finds its own history in a documentary about the punk/funk/ska band Fishbone.
A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.
Happy Campers convene in Oregon.
St. Francis has gone in and out of style.
Shakers share their faith in Maine.
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