Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Edward L. Ayers describes how neighboring towns chose opposite sides in the Civil War.
The University of Oklahoma preserves political advertising in the age of television.
Illinois and Idaho celebrate the life of the writer who made the declarative sentence a work of art.
A Montana conference explores the destiny of the West.
Making the pilgrimage to a repository of the blues.
A new film explores the complexities of an extraordinary commander.
A legacy of loss from three wars is chronicled by the American Wars in Asia Project.
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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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