Top-secret documents provide a glimpse behind the Iron Curtain.
Six thousand years of art goes on display at the new Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
The Manchu came as allies but stayed to rule China.
A radio series traces the evolution of country, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
Artist Otto Dix documents the horrors of World War I.
An English countess creates the basis for computer software.
An unconventional partnership leads to an advance in cardiac surgery.
John Marshall's Supreme Court makes a landmark decision establishing the power of judicial review.
With the fates of North America still uncertain, the French and three Indian tribes raid a British settlement.
Two books may hold clues to murals destroyed in fire five centuries ago.
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Humboldt in the New World
Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
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Done with Tolstoy
Famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky reach another milestone.
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A Workingman's Poet
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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