David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
The origins of the Library of America were a messy business.
Many of Cather's enduring characters were inspired by unyielding landscapes.
How do innovators innovate?
New digs, new chairman, and ten new humanities medalists
Cool is still cool. The word, the emotional style, and that whole flavor of cultural cachet remains ascendant after more than half a century.
This issue includes a conversation with the Jefferson Lecturer, and articles on Einstein, Grant, Frost, and painter Archibald Motley.
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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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