Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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One person's pagoda is another's bell tower.
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The music of protest
Modern-day Ojibwe maintain ties with language, cultural tradition
When the reading of "bad books" was a novel experience
Kentucky photographer and folklorist keeps grave houses alive.
Tablets Reveal Ideas of Roman Self-Identity.
The Perseus Digital Library breathes new life into a "dead" language.
Fort Ross on California's rocky coast contained an oasis of Russian refinement.
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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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