A rabbi's son takes his tales of the shtetl to America and wins a Nobel Prize.
A website offers tools to explore the world of the nineteenth-century author.
Archaeologists uncover a centuries-old theater complex.
A poet writes about the critic's talent for listening closely.
The literary and visual works of the eccentric poet and printmaker are now available online.
Poets and teachers work together to cultivate a love of poetry in students.
Kaleidoscopes and other objects reveal the aesthetic of the early nineteenth century.
A new documentary investigates the different ways of speaking American English, from Maine and Ohio to Louisiana and California.
Slang prhases are being culled from music, movies, and sports for a comprehensive historical dictionary.
The Dictionary of American Regional English records what is local about our language.
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