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Monticello comes to life in the rooms of its cooks, brewers, blacksmiths, and servants.
A new film tracks one hundred years of stars and shows along the Great White Way.
Joseph Urban brought European design and craftmanship to Ziegfeld's extravaganzas.
Videos, photographs, and manuscripts document the legacy of choreographer Jerome Robbins.
Musical broadsides give a glimpse of nineteenth-century popular culture.
How an art-loving physician named Albert C. Barnes took revenge on the critics by building a collection barred to them.
An exhibition explores an ancient civilization in the American Midwest.
Recalling how music thrived on Chicago's South Side.
Digging up Arizona's past through a new website.
A historic boxing match pits the son of a black Alabama sharecropper against a hero of the Third Reich.
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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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