Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.
Archaeological evidence shows modern hunters were not the first to use decoys.
An ancient text reveals a wider context for Biblical studies.
In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.
Local aesthetic caught eye of national retailers.
Poems in the style proliferated for centuries.
Review in Harrisburg was a capital idea.
Bear-claw necklaces, warriors' shields, and horse masks greet visitors to Paul Dyck Collection.
His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.
Industrial Revolution made space for playthings for children.
Non-Indiana Jones-style archaeology takes a bow in southern Virginia.
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