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Master of the Skyscraper

A designer leaves his imprint on Chicago’s skyline.

The Long Shadow of Invisible Man

A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.

The Reluctant Cadet

A glimpse of the young would-be farmer who became a military hero and the president of the United States.

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Ulysses S. Grant

A new film tells how he survived vicissitudes to remain the most loved man of his century.

Of Poets, Prophets, and Politics

For centuries, poetry has expressed the soul of the Arab world.

From Skyscrapers to Barns and Everything in Between

A new book roves through four centuries of Virginia's architecture.

Thaw of the Ice Curtain

Stories from both sides of the Bering Sea come together in a new exhibition.

Eavesdropping on a Generation

Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.

A Bard for the Powerless

Novelist John Steinbeck, who spoke for the marginalized, is feted in a centennial celebration.

The Passions of Woodrow Wilson

From his politics to his love letters, the president's fiery convictions are revealed in a new film.