Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
On Updike’s long game.
Wander through the labyrinth of two brothers' eclectic collections.
A. J. Liebling’s World War II journalism climbed to great literary heights, even as it stayed close to the ground.
Election season in a city controlled by nativist hoodlums.
Author Michael Anton speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and influences behind modern men's fashion.
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Humboldt in the New World
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.
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A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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