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Some thirteen thousand years ago, when most archaeologists agree that humans first populated North America, a Paleo-Indian tribe left a cache of stone weapons in southern Iowa, maybe to be finished an
By Amy Lifson
Philosophical journeys in Illlinois.
By Katie Kadue
A film documents the struggles of a Mexican musician.
By Christopher Eiswerth
A traveling exhibition opens at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Washington, D.C.
By Johnna Rizzo
State humanities councils take to the airwaves to tell their stories.
By Laura Wolff Scanlan
Linda Lee Aaker, Edward L Ayers, Ira Berlin, Pedro G. Castillo, Evelyn Edson, Peggy Whitman Prenshaw, and Theodore Striggles.
By Lynn Erskine
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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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