Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history
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Getting Donne down, virtually
Papa's key ingredients
A privileged view into the literary mind
Niche words still produce some linguistic tang
Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time
Wedgwood ceramics served a dual purpose
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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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