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July/August 2008

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July/August 2008

Gold bracelets

Now You See Them

A confluence of cultures formed the ancient treasures of Afghanistan, now seen for the first time in the United States.

By Mary Kay Zuravleff

Volume 29, Issue 4

Medallion depicting Eros and Psyche, first to second centuries C.E.

National Museum of Afghanistan © Thierry Olivier/Musée Guimet

  • Features

    How to Get a Grant from NEH

    Insider advice on the ins and outs of grant writing.

    By Meredith Hindley
    The Irascibles in 1950

    The Critical Moment

    Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg set the standards for art in the 1950s.

    By James Panero

    Stuffitude

    How a stilted grad student changed the way we look at museums.

    By Daniel Scheuerman

    Found in Translation

    About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.

    By Steve Moyer

    Sunday Filmmakers

    Shooting on weekends, a team of young, Jewish filmmaker-wannabes in 1920s Berlin made a classic film—and launched several major Hollywood careers.

    By Bruce Bennett
  • Departments

    Curio

    A Ladies' Rumble

    Mad hatter tears worshipper's chapeau in two during Sunday service.

    Honorable Hotbloods

    “A Killing Gentleman” by James M. Prichard delineates the carefully prescribed protocol of dueling in the April issue of Kentucky Humanities.

    By James M. Prichard

    Seeds of Democracy

    Although famous as a period when large private estates and fine suburbs were built and landscaped, the early twentieth century was equally a time when little gardens attracted great loyalties, and

    By Sandy Isenstadt

    Conversation

    History Unfiltered

    Entrepreneur and onetime gubernatorial candidate Lewis Lehrman talks to NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about Abraham Lincoln’s pivotal speech in 1854.

    Impertinent Questions

    Impertinent Questions with James I. Porter

    James I. Porter has devoted his career to studying classics. His books explore the birth of tragedy, the role of aesthetics in Greek culture, and Greek and Roman classical traditions. We asked Porter to opine on Homer and the mortals and gods who fill his tales.

    In Focus

    Ted Lord

    Ted Lord brings poetry and tech savvy to the humanities in Washington.

    By Sam Howe Verhovek