Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.
Charles Brockden Brown mixed spontaneous combustion with Gothic horror.
The walking tour goes digital.
In China they were called cainü.
And how he changed our sense of beauty.
Kierkegaard was a psychologist of sorts, but unlike Freud he believed in God.
As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.
From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.
American lit in a Pacific outpost.
A call-in show in North Dakota broadcasts under the motto that philosophy is for everyone.
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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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