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In the Edgy Culture of Brazil, the American Poet Elizabeth Bishop Felt Quite at Home.

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Six Degrees of Voltaire: How Computer Code Developed to Study the Enlightenment Is Connected to the Panama Papers

A tool developed to explore the epistolary connections of Enllightenment intellectuals is being used to put twenty-first-century "power players" in hot water.

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How to Visit a Museum

Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture

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The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

Ken Burns shooting Thomas Hart Benton.

A Selected Filmography

A selected filmography

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Moore or Less

Did the persona distract from the poetry?

The Future of Democracy

Teaching the art of democracy—how humanities education supports civic participation.

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The Next Stage for Garrison Keillor:

After 40 years on the radio, what to do next?

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Two Kinds of Society in One Museum

Anderson House in Washington, D.C., recalls a pair of American socialites and serves as headquarters to the Society of the Cincinnati.

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Global Impact

The Osher Map Library invites the whole world in.