Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Meredith Hindley is a senior writer for humanities.
Two hundred years ago, Pride and Prejudice was anonymously published.
Before conjuring Dracula, Bram Stoker poured his soul out to America's poet.
Tapping into Roman waters
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
African-American soldiers in WWI: A broadening experience for many.
The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.
On Manhattan's nineteenth-century African-American community
Over their staffs' objections, Roosevelt and Churchill set in motion the invasion of North Africa.
Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.
On Hemingway's letters
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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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