An upcoming series tells how Africans made their mark on America from slavery to abolition.
By Jacob Igor Torgeson
From celebrities to stockyards, a new reference book examines the mystique of the windy city.
By Greg Varner
How Aladdin's catalog homes changed the way Americans live.
By Ronica Roth
Katherine Anne Porter's lifetime of letters and manuscripts holds clues for scholars and writers alike.
By Sara E. Wilson
Realism and fantasy mingle in the worlds of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham.
By Bob Bolin
How poetry, history, and intellectual pyrotechnics fill four days at the Virginia Festival of the Book.
By Bella Stander
Nashville becomes Literary City, U.S.A. for the tenth annual Southern Festival of Books.
By Meredith Hindley
Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.
By Tom Stabile
A thirteenth-century epic of prophesy, exile, and empire goes digital.
An artistic exchange links New Mexico and Japan.
By Rachel Galvin
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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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