Many comparisons have been made between Obama and FDR. But the forty-fourth president will have a very different first 100 days.
A new book on the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians looks at jazz as a power stronger than itself.
Jill Lepore and Jane Kamensky talk about how they wrote the occasionally racy historical novel Blindspot.
China is a country that takes anniversaries seriously. But reaction to significant historical events to be commemorated this year has already taken place.
The Bush administration has systematically blocked historians' access to government archives. Does Obama hold the key to set information free?
A new book explores the longstanding scholarly debate over a secret and libertine Gospel of Mark.
Like his Depression-era counterpart, Obama must take bold action, seize opportunity and experiment.
As a politician, Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for growth. Can Obama follow suit?
A Folger Library exhibit examines Renaissance journalism and the birth of newspapers.
A newsman who witnessed the carnage at Jonestown talks about the People's Temple, the power of images and the state of news.