Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.
Monumental paintings from the Qing dynasty document the power of its emperors.
The humanities version of Car Talk.
He made dictionaries matter.
One hundred years later, Daniel Burnham's Plan of Chicago still inspires.
Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.
The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
How Philip Mosely helped Soviet Studies moderate U.S. foreign policy.
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.
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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.
By Kevin Mahnken
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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