Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
Wayward Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay
Anna Darrow could set a broken leg with some string and a flatiron.
New Jersey exhibits a rare collection from Milton's library.
Decorative arts in Ohio and beyond.
Utah listens to its own quirky history.
Kansans tell their diverse stories.
New Hampshire remembers the authors of Curious George and their escape from Paris.
Louisiana marks ten successful years of a literacy program.
California finds its own history in a documentary about the punk/funk/ska band Fishbone.
Eudora Welty's photographs reveal new stories in Alabama.
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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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