Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
How a feathered serpent god presided over a forgotten golden age of Mexican art.
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
George Washington was not born a leader but he carefully made himself into one.
Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
Barbara Tuchman saw history as a grand tragedy
As Germany occupied France, Green brought Paris to life in his superlative diaries.
The battle for Nietzsche's legacy began when Count Hary Kessler met Elisabeth Forster-Nietzsche.
Theology became flesh and blood in the sacred street theater of medieval England.
Gilgamesh was a brutal tyrant who foolishly tried to defeat death.
The journalist who pioneered serious film criticism showed a cinematic touch in all of his writing.
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