Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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Michigan prison gets artistic makeover
Iowa reporters bring news of the front to audiences at home during World War II.
A play in Pennsylvania asks, "what is authentic?"
An Alabama girl married into a revolution in Costa Rica.
For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.
"Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints," featuring the art of Brazil is on exhibit in Detroit.
The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.
One a patriot, one a spy--two wives of the American Revolution.
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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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