James McNeill Whistler and John Ruskin battled over what makes a work worthy to be deemed art
Learn about five hundred years of artistic tradition from the Joseon Dynasty
Two souls on fire fought for justice
Washington Irving leaves Gotham to explore the frontier
The G.I. BIll represented a new deal for veterans
Cool is still cool. The word, the emotional style, and that whole flavor of cultural cachet remains ascendant after more than half a century.
There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.
Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time
After winning the Civil War and living in the White House, he decided to see the world.
Subscribe To Humanities Magazine Now!
What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?
Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
By Vincent J. Cannato
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
King Andrew and the Bank
Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
By Daniel Feller
The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty
Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
By Danny Heitman
Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
By Steven Nadler
for the Humanities
400 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20506
Federal Relay (TTY Users):