Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The master of West Coast jazz blends his music with his advocacy for human rights.
A new building opens its doors at the Denver Art Museum.
Eleven thousand quilts go online and offer clues about their creators.
Newly discovered Maya murals reveal the civilization's sophistication.
The stories of Appalachian artists, singers, and coal miners are recorded in nearly four decades of filmmaking.
An emergency guide helps save historical collections from the elements.
An exhibition explores how the American West inspired Modernism.
The Liao came from the steppes of Mongolia to erect a capital city that becomes Beijing.
Global positioning tracks archaeological sites in Iraq.
A new film examines the life of the balladeer of the down-and-out.
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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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