Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Numerous translations of Don Quixote, some made without knowledge of Spanish, attest to the novel’s long reach.
The great writer lives on in cartoons and comic books.
Russian music and mentoring create an unlikely colony of artists.
The choreography of Ulysses Dove lives on in New Orleans.
Insider advice on the ins and outs of grant writing.
Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg set the standards for art in the 1950s.
How a stilted grad student changed the way we look at museums.
A confluence of cultures formed the ancient treasures of Afghanistan, now seen for the first time in the United States.
About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.
Shooting on weekends, a team of young, Jewish filmmaker-wannabes in 1920s Berlin made a classic film—and launched several major Hollywood careers.
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Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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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