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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.
By Amy Lifson
Tory sentiments and battlefield diaries offer a different view of the American Revolution.
By Anna Maria Gillis
A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.
By Ronica Roth
From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.
By Meredith Hindley
He lived a large part of his life in opposition to the place he loved.
By Noel Polk
Photographer Martin J. Dain captures the novelist's world.
By Tom Rankin
A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.
By Patti Van Tuyl
Treasures and trifles from the Victoria and Albert Museum are coming to America.
By Ellen Marsh
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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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