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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Image of Thorton Wilder, January, 28, 1962


The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.

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Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.


A Poet’s Inner Eye

A literary scholar looks for Elizabeth Bishop in the fishing waters of Florida.

Portrait of Mary St. John Hutchinson


British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994


Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.

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Khrushchev in Iowa

Coon Rapids, Iowa, was crawling with spies.

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In Focus

Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

François Faber


Velo News

Histories of bicycle racing often give in to hagiography, but historian Christopher S.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.