David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
The place in the humanities where the old and the new come together.
A novelist transcends the stereotypes of race.
Getting to the bottom of the complicated rebuilding of an American icon.
Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.
A selected filmography
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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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