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The year was marked by adulation.
By Anna Maria Gillis
A visit with author and curator Sabiha Al Khemir.
By David Skinner
Jerome Robbins built a new style from classical and modern parts.
By Pia Catton
The 2008 National Humanities Medalists.
Down south in the Russian North.
By William Brumfield
America's greatest reader had overwhelming passions: for beautiful women and exceptional writing.
By Joseph Bottum
Early Portuguese cartographers traced the coast of the continent with astounding accuracy.
By Patrcia Seed
Mark Twain's infamous toast rocked the sensibilities of Boston's Brahmin establishment.
By Jerome Loving
H. F. du Pont's masterpiece of horticulture.
By Tom Christopher
Pinpointing a home of the first Indo-European speakers is a charged task that David Anthony takes seriously.
By Andrew Lawler
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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