Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
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.
Gardening was a pasttime and passion for the Founding Fathers.
Charles and Anne find peace from the paparazzi in the Southwest.
A rare collection finds a new audience.
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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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