Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Lisa Rogers is a writer in Bethesda, MD.
The legendary Queen Elizabeth of England is the subject of a new exhibition on the 400th anniversary of her death.
Conservators race to rescue rare manuscripts damaged by floods.
Patients and health care professionals in Maine come together over a book.
Benjamin Franklin's papers reveal how he wooed the French to win our war.
A scholar talks about her forty-eight years with Franklin.
Thirty-seven volumes and counting.
From terracotta heads to steel sculptures, a new exhibition takes viewers across seven millennia in the Niger Delta.
A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.
Novelist John Steinbeck, who spoke for the marginalized, is feted in a centennial celebration.
A website looks at Milwaukee's history through the recollections of its Italian immigrants.
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