The legendary Queen Elizabeth of England is the subject of a new exhibition on the 400th anniversary of her death.
A new DVD frees Macbeth from the page and gets students on their feet.
The everyday life of Greek children is recounted in a new exhibition.
The Federal Theatre Project's brief but controversial life is considered in an upcoming documentary.
Oral histories are onstage in Ohio.
The Librarian of Congress looks at David McCullough's retelling of the American story.
Peter the Great sets in motion reforms to draw the country out of isolation and mold it into an empire.
Emerson's oratory ignites the imagination of the young journalist Walt Whitman.
Students reevaluate the trail of the last fugitive slave and the judge who judged him.
Conservators race to rescue rare manuscripts damaged by floods.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
By Anna Maria Gillis
Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
By Kevin Mahnken
A Workingman's Poet
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
By Danny Heitman
The Blue Humanities
In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
By John R. Gillis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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