How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.
Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.
A recollection of Wallace Stegner.
What Herman Melville read, and how he read, inspired his masterpiece.
The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.
In the classroom and in daily life, the bioethicist believes in the best of human nature.
An influx of undesirables at the end of the nineteenth century hit Boston's elite rather hard.
In defense of the humanities.
The budding naturalist avoids life as a minister and finds himself aboard the Beagle.
How Asia changed the course of American art.
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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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