Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Folk music reflects a nation’s changing traditions.
Nineteen institutions combine resources to give a view of the American Northwest.
How Superman and friends began to fight for the little guy.
Breaking some of the rules made Tom Wolfe a better observer.
A new film describes how a ladylike demeanor and deadeye aim made Phoebe Anne Moses famous.
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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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