Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The study of film becomes easier with the help of a new digital tool.
A new edition of Samuel Johnson’s landmark dictionary illuminates his methods.
Linguists race against time to recapture the complicated Cherokee language.
Preserving Maya languages can help decipher the past.
A Virginia lieutenant takes Cherokee chiefs to meet King George III.
A new perspective on the journey of Lewis and Clark through the people they encountered.
An exhibition sheds light on the roots of Maya kingship.
Gainsborough abandons portraiture to portray the idyllic in English country life.
An exhibition focuses on the twentieth-century artists who created a new aesthetic.
After conquering the world of New York publishing, an ambitious writer returns to her Nebraska roots to find inspiration.
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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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