Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
A new film documents how African Americans transformed modern dance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt had his work cut out for him when he spoke to persuade Midwestern isolationists.
From Upton Sinclair to Richard Wright, Chicago has produced writers whose work reflects the spirit of the day.
An upcoming film recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's voyage to California and Hawai'i in pursuit of his beloved.
The Chinese "Old Master" Laozi authored a book that would transform Chinese culture.
The Seattle Art Museum brings online exhibitions, virtual reality, and teaching tools to its visitors.
Television leaps into the future with digital programming.
The realm of heroes and myths is transformed into an online library in the Perseus project.
The electronic network links communities of scholars.
The secrets behind five modern architectural wonders are revealed in a new documentary.
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