David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
Getting to the bottom of the complicated rebuilding of an American icon.
A selected filmography
First in a Series.
The origins of the Library of America were a messy business.
Many of Cather's enduring characters were inspired by unyielding landscapes.
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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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