Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Esther Ferington is a writer in Alexandria, Virginia.
How the state humanities councils expanded and helped fulfill the mission of NEH
Oral history, an essential ingredient in capturing state's role in civil rights movement.
A charismatic editor lures great writers of the early twentieth century to the pages of his controversial weekly.
Michigan's Jan Fedewa works to tell the state's stories.
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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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