Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.
South Carolina remembers the era of Rosenwald schools.
Comics are taken seriously in Washington state.
West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.
Denver's Union Station made the city take off.
Happy Campers convene in Oregon.
The Twin Cities host a six-mile-long art gallery.
Shakers share their faith in Maine.
Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.
Tennessee Williams haunts New Orleans.
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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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