Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
NEH Chairman Bruce Cole speaks with Tom Wolfe about his role as the Balzac of our times.
Breaking some of the rules made Tom Wolfe a better observer.
A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.
Civil War surgeon Mary Walker began her battle for equality in the women's dress reform movement.
A traveling exhibition opens at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washington, D.C.
Janet Daley promotes reading programs in North Dakota.
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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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