Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

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by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
Have we lost the metaphysical? And how do we regain it?

by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
Herbert von Karajan
David Denby discusses hearing Herbert von Karajan conducting a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony - a moment which made him realize the power of music as a universal language.

by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
"Nighthawks at the Diner," by Edward Hopper
Answering the question whethera humanities moment looks different across generations, David Denby shares an example of such moment he and his son experienced together at the Art Institute of Chicago.

by David Denby, author, journalist, film critic
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain
David Denby discusses works of literature that influenced his thinking as a child and as a teenager. Looking back, these books transformed the reader he is.
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