Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Women's shoes in the early nineteenth century were ideal for doing nothing.
The Duke of Lerma had the King's ear and, as a result, great power.
Georges Collinet was a rock ’n’ roll-playing, Cold War DJ; now he's an elder stateman of world music.
How two American women changed the stardards of style and scooped the Paris prognosticators.
Subscribe To Humanities Magazine Now!
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?
for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506