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A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.
Original music man John Philip Sousa knew what the people wanted.
He risked his performing career for his political beliefs.
Tory sentiments and battlefield diaries offer a different view of the American Revolution.
A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.
From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.
He lived a large part of his life in opposition to the place he loved.
Photographer Martin J. Dain captures the novelist's world.
A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.
Treasures and trifles from the Victoria and Albert Museum are coming to America.
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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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