Franklin D. Roosevelt had his work cut out for him when he spoke to persuade Midwestern isolationists.
From Upton Sinclair to Richard Wright, Chicago has produced writers whose work reflects the spirit of the day.
An upcoming film recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's voyage to California and Hawai'i in pursuit of his beloved.
The Chinese "Old Master" Laozi authored a book that would transform Chinese culture.
The Seattle Art Museum brings online exhibitions, virtual reality, and teaching tools to its visitors.
Television leaps into the future with digital programming.
The realm of heroes and myths is transformed into an online library in the Perseus project.
The electronic network links communities of scholars.
The secrets behind five modern architectural wonders are revealed in a new documentary.
A photo documentary in North Carolina launches discussion about homelessness.
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Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.
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The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
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Andrew Jackson stares down the national bank and wins.
By Daniel Feller
The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty
Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.
By Danny Heitman
Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated
Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker
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