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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Williamsburg today.

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My Own Private Williamsburg

A writer goes in search of W.A.R. Goodwin.

Million dollar quartet

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The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Found at Sam Phillips’s Sun Records

Anyone could walk in and record their song at small studio in Memphis.

A young James Laughlin and Ezra Pound

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The Man Who Made American Modernism and Modernism American

James Laughlin, champion of literature

Balanchine rehearses with Suzanne Farrell.

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George Balanchine and the United States: An Artist in Love with His Adopted Country

George Balanchine adored the United States, especially all those dancers from Texas or wherever

Dancers at the Spotted Cat

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What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

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

Aldous Huxley

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The Talented Mr. Huxley

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

Lyndon B. Johnson

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On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods

A university president maps the way forward for the humanities.

Neal Gabler

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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

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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.