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Melodic Invention

Fats Waller's flair for pipe-organ and piano solos showcases his skill not only as a vocalist but as a composer.

High Finance

For clients ranging from courtesans to Voltaire, notaries served as financial advisers in eighteenth-century France.

Money and Power

A Greek historian first noted the connection between wealth and power.


Greek urban life, entertainment, and religion come to life in Worcester.

Big Top in a Small Town

Chautauqua road shows keep history alive across America.

Streetwise Socrates

A new program offers the humanities as a moral alternative to poverty.

Putting an Old House to a New Use

West Virginia's council saves a landmark and finds a new home.

From Slavery to Scottsboro

The Southern Humanities Media Fund helps chronicle the changing face of the region.

A Feast for the Senses

With a splash of tradition, the Plains Indian Museum is celebrating a makeover.

The Imperfect Eye of Edward Curtis

A new documentary honors a forgotten photographer and the American Indian culture he wished to save.