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Articles with keyword "books"


Of Stevedores and Book Slingers

Mention the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and what comes to mind are workers heaving bales along a waterfront, operating straddle carriers shipside, or driving winches above break bulk c

Duane W. Roller, professor emeritus of Greek and Latin at Ohio State University


Impertinent Questions with Duane W. Roller

On the elusive Cleopatra.


Our Founding Novelist

Charles Brockden Brown mixed spontaneous combustion with Gothic horror.

Cover of Madman Atomic Comics No. 7, 2007


Comics and the Classical Tradition

Comics are taken seriously in Washington state.


The Gorey Details

Goreyphiles flock to Hawai'i for an exhibit of his dark-humored work.


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


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

In Focus

Montana’s Ken Egan

Montana native Ken Egan promotes civic dialog across his state.

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


Newton, The Last Magician

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


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