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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Natalie Scott: A Magnificent Life

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Great Scott!

In an “abandoned tramp’s hotel that had become too filthy even for the tramps,” a bohemian circle of actors, writers, and society figures founded Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré in 1919, one of the fi

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Remains of the Day

By Between June 14 and July 27, 1794, hundreds of nobles, shopkeepers, clergy, corset makers, vintners, and other “suspicious” citizens were executed by guillotine at Place de la Nation in Paris.

Image of edition of <em> Stèles</em>, first published in 1914.

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The End of Man

And the Art of Victor Segalen.

P. F. Kluge encourages aspiring writers to use island life in their fiction.

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Talking to Saipan

American lit in a Pacific outpost.

Edith Head shows designs to Alfred Hithcock for 1946 film Notorious

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Hollywood by Design

Oklahoma remembers the career of costumier Edith Head.

Edwin L. Battistella

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Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton

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Portrait of the Artist Before and After

Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.

An Ancient Chinese Poet, facsimile of original Chinese scroll, Chinese School.

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The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

Portable amulet shrine from eastern Tibet

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American Zenophilia

Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

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The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.