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Opening pages of the First Folio

Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?

What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright

Balanchine rehearses with Suzanne Farrell.

George Balanchine and the United States: An Artist in Love with His Adopted Country

George Balanchine adored the United States, especially all those dancers from Texas or wherever

A young James Laughlin and Ezra Pound

The Man Who Made American Modernism and Modernism American

James Laughlin, champion of literature

Williamsburg today.

My Own Private Williamsburg

A writer goes in search of W.A.R. Goodwin.

January/February 2016

January/February 2016 edition on ISSUU

A new way to read the magazine that mimics reading it on paper. 

Language allows us to speak to many different minds at once.

The Humanities Are More Economical

What Teaching Political Philosophy and Efficiency Have to Do with Each Other.

cover of The Little Prince

The Grown-Up Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince is being revived as a feature film. And who was the Frenchman who wrote it?

Illustration of Pilgrims

Who Were the Pilgrims Who Celebrated the First Thanksgiving?

Ric Burns’s close look at the Pilgrims may change how we think of them.

Lyndon B. Johnson

On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods

A university president maps the way forward for the humanities.