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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Edith Head shows designs to Alfred Hithcock for 1946 film Notorious


Hollywood by Design

Oklahoma remembers the career of costumier Edith Head.

Edwin L. Battistella


Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton


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.


The Making of Jonathan Spence

From Winchester College to The Search for Modern China.

Portable amulet shrine from eastern Tibet


American Zenophilia

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

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities


The China Scholar

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


That's Amore

Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.


Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939


Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.

Photograph by Wing Young Huie


Minnesota Originals

The Twin Cities host a six-mile-long art gallery.