The director of the Maine Humanities Council speaks about community-driven programs and renewing civic culture.
A new film traces the composer's life in the United States and his championing of black music.
Jane Hood is building bridges to rural Nebraskans.
The treasures of the Romanovs dazzle visitors.
The writer shares reflections on the South and history.
The archives of the Chicago Symphony tell the story of money, music, and the men behind the baton.
Illinois and Idaho celebrate the life of the writer who made the declarative sentence a work of art.
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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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