Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.
By David Skinner
Human/Ties conference offered an opportunity to get your hands dirty.
His famous essay takes us to Maine.
Wearing the right shoes and other tips for getting the most from our palaces of culture
A tool developed to explore the epistolary connections of Enllightenment intellectuals is being used to put twenty-first-...
The Little Prince is being revived as a feature film. And who was the Frenchman who wrote it?
The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.
An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.
Mencken was the poet laureate of political conventions.
Getting to the bottom of the complicated rebuilding of an American icon.
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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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