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Josef Albers (pictured) was one of the innovative teachers at short-lived Black Mountain College in Asheville, NC.
The Bosco-Milligan Foundation / Architectural Heritage Center in Portland has preserved hundreds of stained-glass windows from the mid to late nineteenth century, including work from the celebrated Po
The question of authority among writers nags us less today than it did in the late Middle Ages, when poets and philosophers began daring to pen their works in the vernacular.
Permission to write also comes up in Sam Shepard’s latest book, Day out of Days, a collection of short stories that offers one incredible tale told by a friend of Fats Domino’s bodyguard abou
Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.
Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.
From the early 1980s until around 2000, there was a publishing explosion of Russian diaries and memoirs recalling Stalin’s Terror and World War II.
By June 1886, traveling by rail in the U.S.
In the NEH-supported American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority, and the Meaning of Work by Patricia D’Antonio, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2010, we learn of t
Oregon Humanities’ Wheel of Cogitation travels about to street fairs with the aim of starting conversations that lead to an exchange of ideas.
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Done with Tolstoy
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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