Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Frolicking on the Cote D'Azur, Sara and Gerarld Murphy inspire artists of the avant-garde.
A charismatic editor lures great writers of the early twentieth century to the pages of his controversial weekly.
Wit and insight are trademarks of Mansfield's scholarship and teaching style.
Excerpts from the writings of Harvey Mansfield.
From illegitimacy, Alexander Hamiliton rises to power, driven by ambition and his moral code
Margaret "Molly" Brown uses her name and wealth to reform conditions for the nation's working class.
John James Audubon captured a disappearing world in his paintings.
From The Great Gatsby to Sister Carrie, writers tell stories of social climbers and fortune hunters.
Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.
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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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