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July/August 2010

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July/August 2010

Sketch of Kierkegaard by Niels Christian Kierkegaard, c. 1840.

The Fork And The Shrink

Kierkegaard was a psychologist of sorts, but unlike Freud he believed in God.

By Gordon Marino

Volume 31, Issue 4

Freud vs. Kierkegaard

John Cuneo

  • Features

    John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet

    Brother from the Richmond Planet

    Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.

    By Donna M. Lucey
    Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson, Gardener

    In her own time she was better known for her hydrangeas.

    By Tom Christopher

    Our Founding Novelist

    Charles Brockden Brown mixed spontaneous combustion with Gothic horror.

    By Anne Trubek
    Walking Cinema: Murder on Beacon Hill

    Murder on Foot

    The walking tour goes digital.

    By Craig Lambert
    Linking Verse across Adjoining Rooms, detail

    Sister Poets

    In China they were called cainü.

    By Steve Moyer
    Playwright John Patrick Shanley

    The Gorgeous Unstoppable Tennessee Williams

    And how he changed our sense of beauty.

    By John Patrick Shanley

    The War 150 Years Later

    As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

    By David Skinner
  • Departments


    Preachers of Peace

    Shakers share their faith in Maine.

    By Amy Lifson

    The Art of Survival

    Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.

    By Laura Wolff Scanlan

    Tennessee’s Homecoming

    Tennessee Williams haunts New Orleans.

    By Laura Wolff Scanlan


    Sprechen Sie Texan?

    It would be hard to imagine anyone more learned about the German spoken today in central Texas than Hans Boas.

    By Steve Moyer

    Hey, Who You Callin’ a Jacobin?

    First of all, they are not even French. Second, they’re hardly household names.

    By Steve Moyer

    Of Stevedores and Book Slingers

    Mention the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and what comes to mind are workers heaving bales along a waterfront, operating straddle carriers shipside, or driving winches above break bulk c

    By Steve Moyer

    National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

    Perched in its launch aft of the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama, the small, orange vessel in which Captain Richard Phillips spent five tense days last year as the hostage of Somali pirates, loo

    By James Williford

    Mexic-Arte Museum

    Cortez’s conquest of the Aztecs, the Seven Deadly Sins, and Mexican Independence are among the many themes of the masked dances of the Nahua Indians of central Mexico.

    By James Williford

    Impertinent Questions

    Impertinent Questions with Duane W. Roller

    On the elusive Cleopatra.

    By Meredith Hindley (Edited by)

    Executive Function

    Kansas's Julie Mulvihill

    Kansas's Julie Mulvihill travels the state stumping for the humanities.

    By Steven Hill


    Editor's Note, July/August 2010

    The natural and the supernatural, the mental and the moral, verse and adversity all make an appearance in this issue of HUMANITIES.

    By David Skinner