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Impertinent Questions with John B. Hench

On how books were used as weapons.

sepia photograph of Mark Twain standing behind Henry H. Rogers in Bermuda, 1908

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Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography

One hundred years after his death on April 21, 1910, Mark Twain is having one of the busiest years of his afterlife.

Ken Egan, Executive Director of Humanities Montana

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Montana’s Ken Egan

Montana native Ken Egan promotes civic dialog across his state.

Sir Isaac Newton, by Samuel Freeman, (1773–1857)

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Newton, The Last Magician

The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.

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Mo Yan 101

Sometime in the late 1960s or early seventies, a neighbor told Guan Moye about a writer he knew whose work was so popular that he could afford to eat jiaozi—“those tasty little pork dumplings

Illustration from The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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A Very Hungry Reader

Massachusetts focuses on the food imagery in Eric Carle's illustrations.

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Bedtime Stories

Did you hear the one about the Japanese villagers who performed burial rights for an American World War II pilot by following the text of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake?

John Milton, from Paradise Lost: a Poem in Twelve Books.

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Milton and the Cultures of Print

New Jersey exhibits a rare collection from Milton's library.

Image raking for oysters off Tally's Point Reef, Chesapeake Bay, wood engraving

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Oyster Wars

Wayward Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay

Image of cover of Cita Excelentissima

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City Desk

Renaissance diarist Marin Sanudo’s political ambitions nearly truncated his accomplishment as a daily recorder of events in what was arguably the world’s most powerful and dynamic city of the day, Ven