Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Paulette W. Campbell is a writer in Burtonsville, Maryland.
A photographer captures the jazz musicians and sports stars of the 1930s and beyond.
The story of Harriet Jacobs, fugitive slave, author, and relief worker, unfolds in a new book.
A website and DVD examine the fusion of cultures in Latin American artwork.
An English countess creates the basis for computer software.
Archaeological evidence provides a portrait of the fur-trading Omaha.
A new book roves through four centuries of Virginia's architecture.
Seven states that share the waters of the mighty Colorado examine their heritage.
Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.
A cache of ancient papyri goes online.
A new traveling exhibition examines how deaf people define themselves, communicate, and use technology.
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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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