Newly discovered Maya murals reveal the civilization's sophistication.
By Laura Harbold
The stories of Appalachian artists, singers, and coal miners are recorded in nearly four decades of filmmaking.
By Victor Wishna
An emergency guide helps save historical collections from the elements.
By Katie Kadue
An exhibition explores how the American West inspired Modernism.
By Susan Saccoccia
The Liao came from the steppes of Mongolia to erect a capital city that becomes Beijing.
Global positioning tracks archaeological sites in Iraq.
By Cynthia Barnes
A new film examines the life of the balladeer of the down-and-out.
By Caroline Kim-Brown
Folk music reflects a nation’s changing traditions.
By Maggie Riechers
Nineteen institutions combine resources to give a view of the American Northwest.
By Johnna Rizzo
How Superman and friends began to fight for the little guy.
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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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