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Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle Knew Everyone and Saw It All

A writer witnesses a century of change

Bruce Cole

Remembering Bruce Cole

The former NEH chairman believed passionately in the power of the humanities

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs in Music Unwound.

Can Orchestras Be Reinvented as Humanities Institutions?

Music Unwound brings the humanities to the concert stage

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass Once Turned to Fiction to Describe What He Considered True Heroism

The story behind Douglass's only novella

Digital tools

The Office of Digital Humanities Turns Ten

Funding projects

Monty Python's Spamalot

Why Americans Think British Words Are Silly and Adorable

Although brolly is British, bumbershoot is surprisingly American.

Boy looking at stream

Environmental Prophet Rachel Carson Cultivated a Culture of Wonder

Her writings show another side of the author of Silent Spring.

Osho drive at Rajneeshpuram

Rajneeshpuram Was More than a Utopia in the Desert. It Was a Mirror of the Time.

The Rise and Fall of “Zorba the Buddha” in Oregon

royal family look-alikes

Virginia Woolf Thought Royals Were Pretty Much Like the Rest of Us

Yet, she appreciated the Victorian dream.

Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe in Hawaii

Georgia O’Keeffe Paints Hawaii

Inspired by a lush landscape completely unlike her beloved desert, Georgia O'Keeffe put her own stamp on Hawaii.