Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
A photo documentary in North Carolina launches discussion about homelessness.
Candid backstage recordings and a gold-plated trumpet from a king share the space at the Louis Armstrong house.
A jamboree of blues, ragtime, gospel, and country combine into a unique brew.
Fats Waller's flair for pipe-organ and piano solos showcases his skill not only as a vocalist but as a composer.
For clients ranging from courtesans to Voltaire, notaries served as financial advisers in eighteenth-century France.
A Greek historian first noted the connection between wealth and power.
Greek urban life, entertainment, and religion come to life in Worcester.
Chautauqua road shows keep history alive across America.
A new program offers the humanities as a moral alternative to poverty.
West Virginia's council saves a landmark and finds a new home.
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Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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