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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument

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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

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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

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Dancing for One Hundred Years at the Peabody Institute

The Peabody celebrates a tradition of innovation.

Gloucester, 1961

Curio

In Mid Twentieth Century, Folly Cove Artisans Reunited Designers and Craftsmen

Local aesthetic caught eye of national retailers.

Anna Deavere Smith in 1993

Conversation

America, Word for Word

Chairman Adams interviews 2015 Jefferson Lecturer Anna Deavere Smith.

August Wilson in 2004

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August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

Jules Witcover

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Impertinent Questions with Jules Witcover

NEH-funded book on veeps.

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

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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

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The Original Miss Turnstiles

Provocative casting in On the Town.