Book cover, The Interpreter

Found in Translation

About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.

Sunday Filmmakers

Shooting on weekends, a team of young, Jewish filmmaker-wannabes in 1920s Berlin made a classic film—and launched several major Hollywood careers.

A Fan's Notes

On Updike’s long game.

The Word Museum

Wander through the labyrinth of two brothers' eclectic collections.

Liebling's War

A. J. Liebling’s World War II journalism climbed to great literary heights, even as it stayed close to the ground.

Gangs of Baltimore

Election season in a city controlled by nativist hoodlums.

Michael Anton adjusting tie

The Dandy

Author Michael Anton speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and influences behind modern men's fashion.

woman in thin-soled slippers

Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes

Women's shoes in the early nineteenth century were ideal for doing nothing.

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma

The King’s Favorite

The Duke of Lerma had the King's ear and, as a result, great power.

Georges Collinet broadcasting "Bonjour L'Afrique from Washington, D.C.

From Maxi Voom Voom to Afropop

Georges Collinet was a rock ’n’ roll-playing, Cold War DJ; now he's an elder stateman of world music.