A vital stop on China's ancient Silk Road, the Uighur city of Kashgar may lose its old quarter to plans for "progress"
March 2010 | By Joshua Hammer
A noted historian debunks the conventional wisdom about America's War of Independence
January 2010 | By John Ferling
The author and 'This American Life' correspondent talks about her book on the colonies' early religious leaders
November 04, 2008 | By Amanda Bensen
Lorenzo Da Ponte was a hit in Europe: a courtier, a cad, the librettist for Mozart's finest operas. But the New World truly tested his creative powers.
September 2006 | By Christopher Porterfield
A groundbreaking chronicle sheds new light on one of the most dramatic chapters in American history
July 2003 | By Smithsonian magazine
In celebrating the cultures of the ancient Silk Road, renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma has found a second calling
June 2002 | By Richard Covington