Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Iowa reporters bring news of the front to audiences at home during World War II.
A play in Pennsylvania asks, "what is authentic?"
Beyond her relationship with Voltaire, Émilie du Châtelet was one of the foremost thinkers of her time.
An Alabama girl married into a revolution in Costa Rica.
Veterans' voices shape a new play in Minnesota.
Tucson restores its mid-century neon signs.
A woman tells the story of her Holocaust survival through her embroidered art.
Geometric art connects different cultures.
One a patriot, one a spy--two wives of the American Revolution.
What the White Album says about us.
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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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