Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Advanced technology turns structures inside out for students.
"Stormy Weather" launches the career of songwriter Harold Arlen.
A confluence of cultures shapes style in the age of exploration.
A child star becomes a movie mogul.
A DVD rescues Rin Tin Tin.
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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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