Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Donald Simmons celebrates the Great Expedition in South Dakota.
Randy Akers: telling South Carolina's story.
Jim Quay: sharing history in California.
Cynthia Buckingham promotes civic culture in Utah.
The humanities go digital in Washington state.
New York's David Cronin works to teach global understanding.
Victor Swenson has tried to end illiteracy by encouraging a love of reading in adults.
Michael Bouman borrows the language of business but says his product is a changed human being.
For twenty years, North Carolina's Alice Smith Barkley has spearheaded programs ranging from literacy campaigns to oral history training.
New Hampshire's Charles Bickford retires from a career of cutivating ideas.
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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.
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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