Silhouette by Joseph Cranston Jones from The Tree Named John by John B. Sale, The University of North Carolina Press, 1929
The power and legacy of African-American folktales
Photograph courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Howard University
Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization
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.
Recent books with Harvard connections
Paintings courtesy of the White House Historical Association
Lincoln Caplan reviews Noah Feldman’s The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President
Photograph by Michael B. Priest
Dara Horn breathes life into classical Jewish sources.
Photograph by iStock Images
A doctor’s take on the destruction of medicine