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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Mark Twain, on a round-the-world trip

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Mark Twain in Music

A new music CD about Mark Twain is released in Missouri.

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The Gorey Details

Goreyphiles flock to Hawai'i for an exhibit of his dark-humored work.

Pittsburgh Railways streetcar 4398

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Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Low platforms helped passengers in getting on and off streetcars and resulted in decreased running times and fewer accidents.

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Poetry Speaks

“Voice registers the weird sexiness of reading poetry, the illusion it enables of a private tryst between author and reader.” So says Lesley Wheeler, an English professor at Washington and Lee Univers

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Mon Dieu!

“The issue of keeping the French language alive in Louisiana,” says Dana Kress, a professor at Centenary College in Shreveport, “is always accompanied with great wailing, much pulling of hair, and fev

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Impertinent Questions with John B. Hench

On how books were used as weapons.

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The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

black and white photograph of Fort Shaw Indian School girls basketball team,1904

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World Beaters

In the early days of basketball, the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School took on all comers.

Image of Herbert Hoover

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The Politics of Food

How America kept Russia from starving.

Black Swan Records logo from 1921.

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Black Swan Rising

The brief success of Harlem's own record company.