Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Visiting the author of the Buru Quartet under house arrest in Jakarta.
The poetry of Viet Nam connects a land and its people.
Soviet women who fought in World War II tell their stories in an exhibition in Ohio.
A gallery of California notables are recreated in Chautauqua performances for the state's sesquicentennial.
Some forty-niners found instant wealth in California, but for most the trek west meant hardship and loss.
A multimedia website describes the overland journeys of California's early explorer, Juan Battista de Anza.
How Gandhi's nonviolent resistance took shape on American shores.
A new film traces the lives of four controversial thinkers who believe that ideas can change the world.
Etheridge Knight rose from prisoner to poet and shared his gift with everyone.
A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.
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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
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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