Numerous translations of Don Quixote, some made without knowledge of Spanish, attest to the novel’s long reach.
By Ilan Stavans
The great writer lives on in cartoons and comic books.
By Edward Lawrence
Russian music and mentoring create an unlikely colony of artists.
By Joseph Horowitz
The choreography of Ulysses Dove lives on in New Orleans.
By Michaela Cannon
Insider advice on the ins and outs of grant writing.
By Meredith Hindley
Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg set the standards for art in the 1950s.
By James Panero
How a stilted grad student changed the way we look at museums.
By Daniel Scheuerman
A confluence of cultures formed the ancient treasures of Afghanistan, now seen for the first time in the United States.
By Mary Kay Zuravleff
About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.
By Steve Moyer
Shooting on weekends, a team of young, Jewish filmmaker-wannabes in 1920s Berlin made a classic film—and launched several major Hollywood careers.
By Bruce Bennett
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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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