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Image of definition of "aint" from Webster's Second.

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Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

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Go West, Young Trickster

From Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West, wherein Duke research professor in Canadian studies Arnold E.

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Simple Things

Oregon Humanities magazine’s summer ’09 issue provokes much thought on the matter of things, possessions, or, as the editors call it, “stuff.” The issue is stuffed with stuff on stuff, includ

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Apocalypse Not

In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.

Peter Gilbert, director of the Vermont Humanities Council

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Vermont's Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert recruits top scholars to Vermont's monthly gatherings.

Image of Mural Sketch No. 1, 1937, by Esphyr Slobodkina.

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Abstract in America

Nebraska hosts talks on a pioneer in abstract art.

Fellow WPA writers in 1930s Oklahoma City: Paskavan, L’Amour, Thompson

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Soul of a Writer

Jim Thompson found the makings of a new and gritty style working on the Oklahoma State Guide.

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand

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Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.

Image of Madison Avenue entrance to Morgan Library.

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The Museum of Morgan

At the recently expanded Morgan Library, visitors encounter architectural treasures and a peerless collection of manuscripts and art.

Image of Beowulf manuscript.

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Violent But Charming

The Dictionary of Old English explores the brutality and elegance of our ancestral tongue.