Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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
Antisemitic critics poisoned the works of Gustav Mahler for fin-de-siècle Viennese audiences.
The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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