James Williford is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C.
William Lloyd Garrison burned the Constitution as he roared against the injustice of slavery.
The Dirty Thirties as witnessed by people who were actually there.
Theology became flesh and blood in the sacred street theater of medieval England.
Two of Florida's oldest shipwrecks reveal colonists' hopes.
Refugees in New Hampshire
New collaborations between neuroscientists and humanists look to reunite the "two cultures" of the academy.
Nevada's Christina Barr uses food to foster a sense of community in a diverse state.
Minnesota examines the treaties between the United States and American Indians.
Lev Manovich uses supercomputing to see the big picture.
Sometime in the late 1960s or early seventies, a neighbor told Guan Moye about a writer he knew whose work was so popular that he could afford to eat jiaozi—“those tasty little pork dumplings
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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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