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Song of the Critic

From The Willa Cather Archive, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The floral wallpaper is a reproduction of the first layer of wallpaper discovere

Wallflower

The history of the The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is revealed.

Tanks displayed for the 40th Anniversary of the Prague Spring

Fortieth Anniversary of the Prague Spring

The 40th Anniversary of the Prague Spring

Richard Ford

Descent into Happiness

American writer Richard Ford discusses The Sportswriter

Couple in restaurant

Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.

Soldiers in the Garden

An "unwilling participant" in the American Revolution writes from her fortified Cambridge, Massachusetts, home.

World Knitting Day 2008

She’s Crafty

Domesticity on the rise in Oregon.

Snow Branch

Of Stillness and Light

With Henry David Thoreau, winter walks can quickly turn into "frolic gambols."

San Francisco in the early 1900s

Impertinent Questions

Newspaper Contest in 1908 asked "When Is It Time to Go Home?"