Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Tracing Jewish-American comedy through the Borsht Belt and beyond
The art of Florida's Highwaymen finds a new audience
Book recounts how larger rivals fell to the tiny upstart
Michigan prison gets artistic makeover
California shows another side of military life
An eclectic art show tours to remote spots in Nevada.
Emilie Blackmore Stapp raised millions through her philanthropic club.
A retired UPS man takes on a county's archives.
A traveling exhibition showcases the diversity of Georgia.
An engineer innovates a traditional art.
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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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