Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Rachel Galvin is a freelance writer in Princeton, New Jersey.
A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.
A Roundup of NEH-supported Projects on Playwrights
A new anthology captures the raw and kinetic energy of a nation celebrating its cultural independence.
A new exhibition explores the way in which the Adirondacks became Arcadia.
A legacy of loss from three wars is chronicled by the American Wars in Asia Project.
Romance, poetry, and protest literature are rescued from obscurity.
From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.
A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.
An artistic exchange links New Mexico and Japan.
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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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