Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Rachel Galvin is a freelance writer in Princeton, New Jersey.
An ancient Afghan treasure resurfaces.
The literary and visual works of the eccentric poet and printmaker are now available online.
Poets and teachers work together to cultivate a love of poetry in students.
An archaeologist on a dig in Guatemala helps recover an ancient Maya masterpiece.
From the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 to daily events, more than two centuries of newspaper history are being preserved.
Emerson's oratory ignites the imagination of the young journalist Walt Whitman.
Two books may hold clues to murals destroyed in fire five centuries ago.
New digital technology is capturing the laws and legends of ancient Mesopotamia.
For centuries, poetry has expressed the soul of the Arab world.
A poem inscribed in Cambodia's most famous temple is being translated into English for the first time.
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