David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
This issue includes a conversation with the Jefferson Lecturer, and articles on Einstein, Grant, Frost, and painter Archibald Motley.
A visit to Chestertown, Maryland.
Scorsese blurs the line between entertainment and art.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” wrote Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.
Recently, a young African-American reader told me she did not see herself in the covers of HUMANITIES.
From the vaulted arch to Celebrating Freedom.
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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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