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Articles with keyword "Twenty-first century"


Learning to Be Free While Sitting in a Maximum-Security Prison

Chicago program brings college-level humanities to maximum security.

Brenna Daugherty Gerhardt

In Focus

North Dakota’s Brenna Daugherty Gerhardt

Looking to be a game changer.


The Future of the Humanities: Democracy

Teaching the art of democracy—how humanities education supports civic participation.

Gene Feher’s cap.


Speaking About Vietnam

Maryland high school students interview local Vietnam War veterans.

Motel sign


The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

Dancers at the Spotted Cat


What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

Yes, the younger generation loves that old time jazz, but why?

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993


America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.


Editor's Note

New digs, new chairman, and ten new humanities medalists

Susan Sontag captured by photographer Peter Hujar in 1975.


Notes on Sontag

A new film on Susan Sontag gives an intimate look at her passions.

Charles W. Morgan in 1947.


What happens when a nineteenth-century whaler makes a twenty-first-century voyage?

Over a hundred seventy years after its birth, the Charles W. Morgan makes its way through New England's waters.