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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Dancers at the Spotted Cat


What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

Yes, the younger generation loves that old time jazz, but why?

Aldous Huxley


The Talented Mr. Huxley

The author of Brave New World was the master of the dystopic novel.

Lyndon B. Johnson


On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods

A university president maps the way forward for the humanities.

Neal Gabler


Walt Disney: In the End, He Wanted to Change How We Live.

Neal Gabler on the genius of Walt Disney

Illustration of volumes representing great American authors


Edmund Wilson's Big Idea: A Series of Books Devoted to Classic American Writing. It Almost Didn't Happen.

The origins of the Library of American were a messy business.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Ellen Gruber Garvey


Scrapbooking Was Big During and After the Civil War. Why?

In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.

Drawing of Isadora Duncan


Dancing for One Hundred Years at the Peabody Institute

The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.