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Write ’Em Cowboy

Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.

Excavating the Delta

Bodies found in an ancient cemetery may yield new clues to Cambodia's past.

The Temple and Its Poem

A poem inscribed in Cambodia's most famous temple is being translated into English for the first time.

The Making of a Museum

How a deal between a railroad financier and an Italian priest brought art to Baltimore.

In Their Own Words

From recessions to computers, changes upend the steel belt near Detroit.

Through the Eyes of Children

A website looks at Milwaukee's history through the recollections of its Italian immigrants.

Images of Contentment

Kensett's paintings of Long Island Sound evoke a simpler time.

The Great Experiment

Contentious debates about ideas and values have shaped American education since its inception.

Steps pf Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC, 1939

Wild Intellectuals and Exotic Folks

A small college in North Carolina devised a radically different approach to education by bringing together artists and scholars.

Fallout: Art and Design in the Atomic Age

The plastics of wartime were transformed into Tupperware cocktail shakers as a new aesthetic emerged after the dropping of the bomb.