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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Richard Ford

Curio

Descent into Happiness

American writer Richard Ford discusses The Sportswriter

World Knitting Day 2008

Curio

She’s Crafty

Domesticity on the rise in Oregon.

Photograph of Kittie Wilkins

Statement

Woman of the West

The Horse Queen of Idaho.

Michael Anton adjusting tie

Feature

The Dandy

Author Michael Anton speaks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the history and influences behind modern men's fashion.

John Updike

Conversation

The Artist as Showman

Jefferson Lecturer John Updike talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about his writing, the "gorgeous creatures" of modernism, and much else.

Cartoon showing Pegler charging racketeers with a pen

Feature

Who Was Westbrook Pegler?

The original right-wing takedown artist

Sandra Spanier

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Sandra Spanier

On Hemingway's letters

child in theater

Feature

Deaf Meets Wonderstruck

An NEH-funded documentary inspires a cinematic novel, one to be seen as well as read.

Plaque with face of Stefan Zeromski

Feature

Żeromski the Magnificent!

The novelist who captured Polish life even as it was changing

African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield astride Alan-A-Dale.

Statement

The Racing Life

Kentucky jockey Jimmy Winkfield fled to Russia to escape Jim Crow.