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The Tumultuous Life of Porgy and Bess

A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.

A Nation on the March

Original music man John Philip Sousa knew what the people wanted.

Straddling Two Worlds

He risked his performing career for his political beliefs.


Tory sentiments and battlefield diaries offer a different view of the American Revolution.

Towards Life in the Fast Lane

A new film shows the love-hate relationship Americans have with the interstate.

The Haunting of Summers Past

From quarantines to birthday balls -- how America coped with the polio plague.

Faulkner at 100

He lived a large part of his life in opposition to the place he loved.

Travels in Fictional Mississippi

Photographer Martin J. Dain captures the novelist's world.

A Place with a Story

A restored New England industrial valley draws a new generation of visitors.

A Grand Design

Treasures and trifles from the Victoria and Albert Museum are coming to America.