Nancy Churnin’s picture-book biographies for children span time and space.
Photograph by Guytano Magno/Hill Museum & Manuscript Library/Saint John’s University
A globe-trotting monk with the Benedictine “survival gene” seeks out treasured manuscripts.
Photograph by Michael B. Priest
Dara Horn breathes life into classical Jewish sources.
Photograph by Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Comedian Colin Jost, from Shouts and Murmurs to Saturday Night Live
Photograph by Robert Torres
Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland on finding his musical voice
Photograph courtesy of the MIT Museum
Parents and superkids, then and now
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer
Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship
Brief life of an innovative ceramicist: 1856-1930