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Recreating Pompey for Modern Eyes

Archaeologists uncover a centuries-old theater complex.

Helen Vendler: The Poem Unfolded

A poet writes about the critic's talent for listening closely.

William Blake: Visions and Verses

The literary and visual works of the eccentric poet and printmaker are now available online.

Lending an Ear

Poets and teachers work together to cultivate a love of poetry in students.

Tickling the American Fancy

Kaleidoscopes and other objects reveal the aesthetic of the early nineteenth century.

Do You Speak American?

A new documentary investigates the different ways of speaking American English, from Maine and Ohio to Louisiana and California.

From AOK to Oz

Slang prhases are being culled from music, movies, and sports for a comprehensive historical dictionary.

Life Among the Lexicographers

The Dictionary of American Regional English records what is local about our language.

Brown v. Board

A Supreme Court ruling fuels the Civil Rights Movement.

A Tense Time in Tennessee

Thurgood Marshall wins a case and nearly loses his life.