Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Our history from the New Deal to contemporary Times Square is documented in a new catalog of the artist.
From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.
A new exhibition compares the American biker and the knights of the Middle Ages.
A new film tells how Sanger broke taboos and paved the way for birth control reform.
The U.S.-Mexican War is retold by both sides in a new documentary.
An upcoming series tells how Africans made their mark on America from slavery to abolition.
From celebrities to stockyards, a new reference book examines the mystique of the windy city.
How Aladdin's catalog homes changed the way Americans live.
Katherine Anne Porter's lifetime of letters and manuscripts holds clues for scholars and writers alike.
Realism and fantasy mingle in the worlds of Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Arthur Rackham.
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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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