Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
How poetry, history, and intellectual pyrotechnics fill four days at the Virginia Festival of the Book.
Nashville becomes Literary City, U.S.A. for the tenth annual Southern Festival of Books.
Ghanaian kente cloth has become a symbol of pride and identity around the world.
A thirteenth-century epic of prophesy, exile, and empire goes digital.
An artistic exchange links New Mexico and Japan.
The beginnings of empire.
The photographs of Jacob Riis regain their original look.
Treasures from the Bishop Museum tell the Hawaiian royal story.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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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.
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What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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