Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Steve Moyer is associate editor of humanities magazine.
Niche words still produce some linguistic tang
Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time
Wedgwood ceramics served a dual purpose
Molly Brown's digs in Denver were unsinkable, too.
Modern views, demographic changes leavened Jordanian cultural traditions surrounding the staff of life.
First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor
Historically, iron foundries could fire the imagination or soothe the visual palate.
What we think we know about the arrival of Homo sapiens on this continent.
Collection of vintage postcards leaves its stamp.
California museum has good roadside manner.
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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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