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A new exhibition tells the story of how caravans, merchants, and mercenaries conveyed games from Asia to the West.
Olympic combat events reflect the culture and customs of an ancient society.
By Michael B. Poliakoff
A rabbi's son takes his tales of the shtetl to America and wins a Nobel Prize.
By Caroline Kim-Brown
A website offers tools to explore the world of the nineteenth-century author.
By Melanie Abrams
Archaeologists uncover a centuries-old theater complex.
By Cynthia Barnes
A poet writes about the critic's talent for listening closely.
By Henri Cole
The literary and visual works of the eccentric poet and printmaker are now available online.
By Rachel Galvin
Poets and teachers work together to cultivate a love of poetry in students.
Kaleidoscopes and other objects reveal the aesthetic of the early nineteenth century.
By Nikki Moustaki
A new documentary investigates the different ways of speaking American English, from Maine and Ohio to Louisiana and California.
By Will Schroeder
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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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