Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Three Los Angeles museums explore the complexities of music as it moves from one continent to another.
New York on film captures "the city that never sleeps."
How Jerome Kern created the Broadway musical is told in a new radio series.
The painter's photography captures street life during the Depression.
From horses to motorcars, an exhibition chronicles cultural change among the Plateau Indians.
The archives of the Chicago Symphony tell the story of money, music, and the men behind the baton.
A new exhibition explores the way in which the Adirondacks became Arcadia.
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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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