Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Michael Gill is a writer in Lakewood, Ohio.
A new film traces the lives of four controversial thinkers who believe that ideas can change the world.
Original music man John Philip Sousa knew what the people wanted.
A documentary film chronicles the life of Andrew Carnegie, the steel company mogul who rose from an impoverished childhood to become the richest man in the world.
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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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