How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.
By Tom Christopher
Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.
By David Skinner
A recollection of Wallace Stegner.
By Kenneth Fields
What Herman Melville read, and how he read, inspired his masterpiece.
By James Williford
The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.
By Steve Moyer
In the classroom and in daily life, the bioethicist believes in the best of human nature.
By Yuval Levin
An influx of undesirables at the end of the nineteenth century hit Boston's elite rather hard.
By Vincent J. Cannato
In defense of the humanities.
By R. Howard Bloch
The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.
By Janet Browne
How Asia changed the course of American art.
By James Panero
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
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.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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