Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
James Panero is managing editor of The New Criterion. His writing can be found at supremefiction.com.
Learn about five hundred years of artistic tradition from the Joseon Dynasty
Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.
How Asia changed the course of American art.
Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg set the standards for art in the 1950s.
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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