Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856
Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.
The official nominees for 2018 are announced.
Photograph by Tia Chapman
“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 —I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”
Photograph courtesy of Discover Newport
Visiting Newport, Rhode Island, during the winter
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