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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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.

Photo portrait of Philip Larkin

Feature

"Moving and Memorable"

The complete poems of Philip Larkin

Hurston playing with children

Feature

Zora's Place

To understand her, you need to understand Eatonville—and vice versa.

Golem dust jacket

Curio

Golem Revival

The most vivid, pervasive and influential version of the golem legend emerges from sixteenth-century Prague and is indelibly linked with Rabbi Loew (1525–1609), the famous spiritual leader of