Humanities

Bimonthly magazine providing review of notable humanities projects and developments.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 5, September/October

A Roundup of Activities Sponsored by the State Humanities Councils
ALABAMAThe Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham hosts the 2008 Alabama Humanities Awards Luncheon September 15. Governor Bob Riley will announce the launch of the Encyclopedia of Alabama, containing nearly five hundred articles, more than one thousand images,...
Curio
FROM REVIVAL TO ROCK 'N' ROLLIn the early days of rock, British musicians heard the call of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. NEH fellow and George Washington University professor Gayle F. Wald describes the gospel diva's influence in Shout, Sister, Shout! (Beacon...
Farmhouse Mod
Great art meets folk art at Vermont's Sielburne MuseumWALKING THROUGH the sloping grounds of the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, its thirty-five historic buildings moved here from various parts of New England and New York, I feel I'm on familiar ground....
From the Horse's Mouth
Pinpointing a home of the first Indo-European speakers is a charged task that David Anthony takes seriously.Measuring teeth from dead horses in upstate New York seems an unlikely way to get at the truth behind some of the most controversial questions...
Impertinent Questions with Kristine Harper
As a meteorologist for the United States Navy for more than twenty years, Kristine Harper is distinctly qualified to talk about the weather. Harper is assistant professor of history at Florida State University, and her book, Weather by the Numbers: The...
In Focus: Connecticut's Bruce Fraser
BRUCE FRASER AT AGE NINE WOULD HAVE seeMED AN UNLIKELY candidate for the role he's played for most of his adult life-that of a champion of culture. Everything would change that year, but for the moment, he hated school.His widowed father was educated-a...
Muscle Memory
WHEN ULYSSES DOVE DIED IN 1996 HE left behind a compact but influential body of choreography. His pieces echo the dynamic drive of Pearl Lang, the emotional strength of Alvin Ailey, and the nonchalant cool of Merce Cunningham, all of whom Dove danced...
One Master, Many Cervantes
DON QUIXOTE IN TRANSLATIONThe Renaissance made the great knight-errant into a loony. The Romantics made hime into an individualist. And Postmodernism has come up with a funny hodgepodge Quixote that may be the best of all.Likewise, Lionel Trilling convincingly...
On Jeremy Irons's Cheekbones
The arts and the humanities seem to have much in common. Like the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, two cultural agencies of the federal government located in the same building in Washington, the arts and...
Poe Man's Immortality
The great author lives on in comic books, cartoons, and wherever dark secrets of the human heart are written.EDGAR ALLAN POE SHOULD have become a lawyer. A brilliant, inventive mind with an eye for detail, Poe could have spotted the need for copyright...
The Revisionist
Amity Shlaes takes a new look at the New DealBRUCE COLE: If somebody asked, 'What do you do?,' how would you answer?AMITY SHLAES: I'm a writer. One of the strengths of the Council on Foreign Relations, where I work, is that journalists and people with...
Vodka in South Bend
THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A SOVIET DEFECTORDuring the first half of the twentieth century-decades of war and revolution-an "intellectual migration" relocated thousands of artists and thinkers to the United States, including some of Europe's supreme actors,...
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