Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Collection of vintage postcards leaves its stamp.
California museum has good roadside manner.
Mountain division captured high ground in WW II.
For nineteenth-century sailor, tattoos both smoothed the way and caused alarm.
Show served as time capsule of pioneering days of black journalists
From Yemeni tribesmen to Pakistani truck drivers, poetry speaks to Muslim world.
Website on Gulag presents daily struggle for survival
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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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