Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Always the student, even the famous Cézanne went back to the basics.
Provocative casting in On the Town.
A new exhibit tells the story from the immigrant’s point of view.
And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.
A GPS for sixteenth-century travelers.
An ethnomusicologist says he is not sure.
New England's most famous preacher and the Great Awakening.
How to read a book: For starters, remember it's a physical object
Mencken's memoirs show a softer side on the sardonic critic
The 1906 criminal case against Ed Johnson in Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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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