Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
A documentary sets the inner voice of the writer against the larger-than-life persona he cultivated.
The poet who gave a voice to a young nation never stopped trying to capture its ever-changing nature.
A new animated television series drops ten-year-olds into history--from the Battle of Waterloo to life in ancient Rome.
Known as a "one-man university," Kagan brings versatility, wisdom, and excitement to his classroom.
Legend blends with archaeology to tell the story of Troy online.
Three nations battle for the future of North America in the French and Indian War.
Einstein's 1905 theory of relativity is put to the test.
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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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