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View of a lake in Maine

E. B. White’s Song of Summer

His famous essay takes us to Maine.

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NEH’s Founding Legislation in Lead Type

Human/Ties conference offered an opportunity to get your hands dirty.

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Academic Prose: Human/Ties Conference Looks at Gap Between the Academy and Popular Culture

Writers, editors, and thinkers discuss what makes good writing.

John O'Hara, novelist of upper-class manners, in a jacket and a tie.

John O’Hara Wrote about the Things Rich People Do. Why Isn’t He Still Famous?

Library of America releases a volume of O'Hara's acclaimed short stories.

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The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

Ken Burns shooting Thomas Hart Benton.

A Selected Filmography

A selected filmography

illustration f Marianne Moore

Moore or Less

Did the persona distract from the poetry?

The Future of Democracy

Teaching the art of democracy—how humanities education supports civic participation.

Garrison Keillor in his signature footwear.

The Next Stage for Garrison Keillor:

After 40 years on the radio, what to do next?

Portrait of Andersons by Laszlo

Two Kinds of Society in One Museum

Anderson House in Washington, D.C., recalls a pair of American socialites and serves as headquarters to the Society of the Cincinnati.