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.
Fishermen on the island of St. Lucia vie for Helen's favor in a struggle of heroic scale and scope.
Some Muslim scholars argue that democracy is a requirement of Islam in the contemporary world.
Covering the English language from the Norman Conquest to the advent of printing, the Middle English Dictionary is published.
African American history is interpreted in a tour of some of Virginia's oldest churches and schools that played a vital role in integration.
Seven states that share the waters of the mighty Colorado examine their heritage.
Tribes of the Northern Plateau speak of creation stories and customs in their own language in a new exhibition.
In spaces as vast as Montana, book groups take to the airwaves.
Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.
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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
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