Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Tom Stabile is a writer in New York City.
An exhibition examines eighteenth-century art in the city that was the intersection of the classical and the contemporary.
New York on film captures "the city that never sleeps."
The city built by a heretic is the subject of an upcoming exhibition.
Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.
The U.S.-Mexican War is retold by both sides in a new documentary.
Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.
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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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