Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Ronica Roth is a writer in Denver, Colorado.
From silent films to newsreels, a new grant is preserving early motion pictures.
Students reevaluate the trail of the last fugitive slave and the judge who judged him.
An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.
This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills
How Aladdin's catalog homes changed the way Americans live.
A thirteenth-century epic of prophesy, exile, and empire goes digital.
A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.
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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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