Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
A new film explores how the written word carries explosive consequences.
The early version of what became The Great Gatsby will soon be in print.
An interview with author James L. W. West III.
A documentary places the emphasis on Eleanor without Franklin.
A website puts depression-era documents into schools.
The writer shares reflections on the South and history.
An exhibition examines eighteenth-century art in the city that was the intersection of the classical and the contemporary.
The NEH launches an initiative to save and share our legacy for a new generation.
An exhibition examines how technology has shaped American society.
The fabric of our country's past is found in the threads of family stories.
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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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