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.
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
An Appreciation by Mark Bittman
Over their staffs' objections, Roosevelt and Churchill set in motion the invasion of North Africa.
On work and the work of local culture
The misfit journalist felt at home in the marginalized world he wrote about.
The area of Nook Farm was a hotbed for Stowe and her activist circle.
Founding Father and ladies' man Gouverneur Morris flees revolutionary Paris to discover the delights of central Europe.
The records division at the Frick continues working toward the great goal of its founder.
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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.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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