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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993

Conversation

America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.

August Wilson in 2004

Feature

August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

Jules Witcover

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Jules Witcover

NEH-funded book on veeps.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.

Feature

James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.

Sono Osato

Feature

The Original Miss Turnstiles

Provocative casting in On the Town.

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard

Feature

The Museumgoer

Always the student, even the famous Cézanne went back to the basics.

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s

Feature

What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?

Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.

Early cinema in Washington, Iowa

Statement

Saving Silent Films

A rare collection finds a new audience.

Charles and Anne Lindbergh in plane

Statement

The Lindberghs Photographed Ruins from the Air

Charles and Anne find peace from the paparazzi in the Southwest.

The MacArthur Theater

Statement

Memories of a Neighborhood Movie Theater, from When There Was Such a Thing

Oral histories mark the role of the neighborhood movie house