Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.
A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.
The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.
How turn-of-the-century libraries found a new resource in photography.
America's famous road west celebrates a birthday.
Works by three Lutheran artists who shaped the early religious environment in the upper Midwest are on display in Iowa.
A photographer documents neglected churches in the Arkhangelsk Province.
A cache of ancient papyri goes online.
Alaskan natives reflect on Russian colonization and indigenous identity in a new exhibition.
Cossacks became cowboys in Buffalo Bill's Wild West.
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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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