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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Ulysses S. Grant

A new film tells how he survived vicissitudes to remain the most loved man of his century.

Of Poets, Prophets, and Politics

For centuries, poetry has expressed the soul of the Arab world.

From Skyscrapers to Barns and Everything in Between

A new book roves through four centuries of Virginia's architecture.

Thaw of the Ice Curtain

Stories from both sides of the Bering Sea come together in a new exhibition.

Eavesdropping on a Generation

Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.

A Bard for the Powerless

Novelist John Steinbeck, who spoke for the marginalized, is feted in a centennial celebration.

The Passions of Woodrow Wilson

From his politics to his love letters, the president's fiery convictions are revealed in a new film.

An Iliad for Our Time

Fishermen on the island of St. Lucia vie for Helen's favor in a struggle of heroic scale and scope.

Islam and Democracy

Some Muslim scholars argue that democracy is a requirement of Islam in the contemporary world.

A Labor of Love

Covering the English language from the Norman Conquest to the advent of printing, the Middle English Dictionary is published.