Early Icelanders turned feuding into an art form.
By Anna Maria Gillis
An eleventh-century nun with attitude becomes the subject of a Maryland film.
By Erin Erickson
By Amy Lifson
The city built by a heretic is the subject of an upcoming exhibition.
By Tom Stabile
Technology takes us on a virtual tour of an immigrant home of the 1920s.
By Lisa Rogers
How Yeats and his circle gave playwriting a new voice.
By Stephen Watt
A sense of nationhood spawned new painting styles.
By James Christen Steward
The Mexican muralist sought to create art "capable of persuading and educating the masses."
By Robin Herbst
A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.
This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills
By Ronica Roth
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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