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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates


1912 Presidential Candidates

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.

Image of choreographer Jerome Robbins rehearsing dancers.


Dancing American

Jerome Robbins built a new style from classical and modern parts.

Image of poster from Lincoln Centennial


Lincoln’s Centennial

The year was marked by adulation.

Philip Nel


Impertinent Question with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.

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.

Image of Three Mile Island


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.

Image of the Garst family welcomin Nikita Khrushchev in 1959 (Roswell Garst, cen


Khrushchev in Iowa

Coon Rapids, Iowa, was crawling with spies.