Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Early Icelanders turned feuding into an art form.
An eleventh-century nun with attitude becomes the subject of a Maryland film.
The city built by a heretic is the subject of an upcoming exhibition.
Technology takes us on a virtual tour of an immigrant home of the 1920s.
How Yeats and his circle gave playwriting a new voice.
A sense of nationhood spawned new painting styles.
The Mexican muralist sought to create art "capable of persuading and educating the masses."
A biography of Daniel Boone is published 140 years after it was written.
This year's recipients of the National Medal for the Humanities: Stephen Ambrose, E. L. Doctorow, Diana Eck, Nancye Brown Gaj, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Vartan Gregorian, Ramón Eduardo Ruiz, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Garry Wills
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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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