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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.

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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.

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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.

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Violent But Charming

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

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Survival of the Luckless

Captain Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s 1599 Indian Militia was called by historian Geoffrey Parker the “first manual of guerrilla warfare ever published.” Thomas Jefferson kept a copy on his bo

Dena Wortzel, Executive Director of Wisconsin Humanities Council

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Wisconsin’s Dena Wortzel

Dena Wortzel finds common ground between rural and urban communities.

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Impertinent Questions with David Cartwright

Was Arthur Schopenhauer a dog person?

Noah Webster

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Better Living through Spelling

Connecticut celebrates Noah Webster.