Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Caroline Kim-Brown is a writer in Oakland, California.
A new film examines the life of the balladeer of the down-and-out.
A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.
The writer provides photographic records of his adventures.
An exhibition reveals the reign and destruction of an ambitious Egyptian queen.
A rabbi's son takes his tales of the shtetl to America and wins a Nobel Prize.
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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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