Two hundred fifty years of peace in Japan reveal objects of extraordinary beauty.
A new film tells the story of how modern gospel got its start.
The Yup'ik tradition of storyknifing continues.
The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.
A diminutive African-American woman became a powerhouse for the civil rights struggle in Wisconsin.
Calamity Jane spit, gambled, and dressed like a man and became a Western legend.
A hoto exhibit at the Newark Museum.
An itinerant artist chronicles farm life in America.
Yale's Deane Keller became a Monuments Man and helped save Italy's treasures.
Montana puts Western writing on the air.
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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.
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The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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