Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.
How the French Revolution reappropriated the favored playwright of Louis XIV.
In an otherworldly black-and-white photo taken in midtown Manhattan by renowned jazz photographer William Gottlieb on a rainy night in July 1948, jam-packed neon signs shine brightly along both sides
In an “abandoned tramp’s hotel that had become too filthy even for the tramps,” a bohemian circle of actors, writers, and society figures founded Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré in 1919, one of the fi
The caftan-like shape is typical of Palestinian dresses, but the woven stripe pattern, the appliquéd areas on the shoulders, sleeves, and skirt, the densely embroidered chest square, and the color sch
And the Art of Victor Segalen.
In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.
When most of us hear talk of Acadians, we think of Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline and of the British forcing French-speakers from eastern, maritime Canada in the mid eighteenth century.
Two images from Public Art in the Bronx, an NEH-supported website launched by the Lehman College Art Gallery (www.lehman.edu/publi
This nineteenth-century ceramic Snake Jug was designed by brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick, the founders of Anna Pottery in Anna, IL.
From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.
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