New York's David Cronin works to teach global understanding.
By G. Stephen Thurston
Victor Swenson has tried to end illiteracy by encouraging a love of reading in adults.
By Rebecca Webber
Michael Bouman borrows the language of business but says his product is a changed human being.
By Margaret Ford
For twenty years, North Carolina's Alice Smith Barkley has spearheaded programs ranging from literacy campaigns to oral history training.
By Chrissa Gerard
New Hampshire's Charles Bickford retires from a career of cutivating ideas.
By Amy Lifson
The director of the Maine Humanities Council speaks about community-driven programs and renewing civic culture.
By Richard Carter
Jane Hood is building bridges to rural Nebraskans.
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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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