A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.
Some forty-niners found instant wealth in California, but for most the trek west meant hardship and loss.
By Anna Maria Gillis
A multimedia website describes the overland journeys of California's early explorer, Juan Battista de Anza.
By Meredith Hindley
How Gandhi's nonviolent resistance took shape on American shores.
By Richard G. Fox
A new film traces the lives of four controversial thinkers who believe that ideas can change the world.
By Michael Gill
Etheridge Knight rose from prisoner to poet and shared his gift with everyone.
By Amy Lifson
A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.
By James Standifer
Original music man John Philip Sousa knew what the people wanted.
By Michael Gill
He risked his performing career for his political beliefs.
Tory sentiments and battlefield diaries offer a different view of the American Revolution.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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