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Articles with keyword "popular culture"

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Game Playing

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole and author Steven Johnson discuss how video games challenge the way we think.

Asa Carter

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Self-made Man

How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.

Tobacco wagon

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Excerpts from the Writings of Wendell Berry

On work and the work of local culture

Fashionably dressed Parisian women

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The Color of Fashion

How two American women changed the stardards of style and scooped the Paris prognosticators.

San Francisco in the early 1900s

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Impertinent Questions

Newspaper Contest in 1908 asked "When Is It Time to Go Home?"

Man in profile with spine-out books image superimposed on head

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Humanities on the Brain

New collaborations between neuroscientists and humanists look to reunite the "two cultures" of the academy.

Poster image of woman holding spear-like fountain pen

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Traveling Man

Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed. 

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Night Physik

From Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

The White Pelican

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The White Pelican

Laurent Verdin Sr. of Crooked Bayou Blue spent a lifetime carving the birds of his native Louisiana. Most of the thousands he made were functional duck decoys for hunters.