A designer leaves his imprint on Chicago’s skyline.
A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.
A glimpse of the young would-be farmer who became a military hero and the president of the United States.
A new film tells how he survived vicissitudes to remain the most loved man of his century.
For centuries, poetry has expressed the soul of the Arab world.
A new book roves through four centuries of Virginia's architecture.
Stories from both sides of the Bering Sea come together in a new exhibition.
Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.
Novelist John Steinbeck, who spoke for the marginalized, is feted in a centennial celebration.
From his politics to his love letters, the president's fiery convictions are revealed in a new film.
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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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