Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Janis Johnson is a writer in Los Angeles.
Plays drawn from his own turbulent life are the subject of a new Eugene O'Neill documentary.
An exhibition sheds light on the roots of Maya kingship.
After conquering the world of New York publishing, an ambitious writer returns to her Nebraska roots to find inspiration.
A DVD rescues Rin Tin Tin.
The Wright brothers' twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk launches the aerial age.
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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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