Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
For more than a century, Coney Island has stirred our senses.
One story morphs into many when the newspapers get involved.
“A Room of One’s Own is a formative feminist document, but critic Robert Kanigel argues that men are cheating themselves if they don’t embrace the book, too.”
The Nation’s Station.
General George Washington gave the orders to destroy towns and take prisoners in Sullivan’s Campaign, but her story lives on.
The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.
Aquila Theatre and YouStories bring veterans together with ancient Greek drama.
The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.
Montaigne invented the personal essay and made candor literary.
President Lincoln, shot on Good Friday, was dead on Saturday, and mourned throughout the country on Easter Sunday, 1865.
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