Humanities

Bimonthly magazine providing review of notable humanities projects and developments.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, March/April

Around the Nation
A Roundup of Activities Sponsored by the State Humanities CouncilsALABAMAJohn Sledge discusses ornamental ironwork March 4, and Kelly Wacker talks about environmental art March 11, for the "New Perspectives: Alabama Art in the Open" lecture series in...
Curio
REAL WORLD OVERRATEDFrom Helen VendTer's Our secret Discipline: Yeats and the Lyric Farm. VendJer, 2006 Jefferson Lecturer, received an NEH fellowship grant to support her work on this book.IN HIS BELIEF THAT A PROFOUND and passionate inner life was...
Editor's Note
DRESSED FOR SUCCESSI generally dislike theme issues. Reading them, I wonder which articles the editor would have published anyway and which are merely rounding out the set. So I hesitate to call this a theme issue, even if half the editorial space is...
Extraordinary Lives
THE 2007 NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDALISTSFROM THE SOLDIERS WHO SAVED EUROPE5S artistic treasures to a California farmer who redefined ancient warfare, this class of National Humanities Medalists reflects a variety of contributions to the humanities. The...
From Maxi Voom Voom to Afropop
FORGET RONALD REAGAN AND LECH WALESA. Radio host Georges Collinet says he knows what beat the Soviets: rock 'n' roll.From 1965 until the late nineties, Collinet, now the host of Afropop Worldwide, hosted a hugely popular morning show broadcast by Voice...
Teensy-Weensy, Itty-Bitty Shoes
The English writer Frances Trollope (mother of novelist Anthony), who lived and traveled in the United States from 1827 to 1831, remarked of American women, "They never wear muffe or boots, and appear extremely shocked at the sight of walking shoes and...
The Color of Fashion
Every fashionista remembers the scene. In The Devil Wears Prada, aspiring journalist Andrea Sachs, slumming it as a personal assistant to fashion editor Miranda Priestly, sniggers as the magazine staff banters over which "stuff" to put in a photo shoot....
The Dandy
Michael Anton is the author of The Suit, a parody of Machiavelli's The Prince and a ringing defense of old-fashioned dressiness for men, written under the nom de plume Nicholas Antongiavanni. He is also a speechwriter who has worked for Governor Pete...
The King's Favorite
Don Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, better known as the Duke of Lerma, is not a familiar name to those interested in the annals of power and politics. The Duke of Lerma, the favorite (El Favorito o Valido) and unofficial prime minister of Philip...
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