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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"


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


Impertinent Questions with John B. Hench

On how books were used as weapons.


The Beehive Archive

Utah listens to its own quirky history.

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


World Beaters

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

Image of Herbert Hoover


The Politics of Food

How America kept Russia from starving.

Black Swan Records logo from 1921.


Black Swan Rising

The brief success of Harlem's own record company.

Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907


Why Paris?

Two neighborhoods—Montmartre and Montparnasse—helped shape Picasso and a generation of innovators.

Image of John Muir


John Muir, Nature's Witness

The founder of the Sierra Club worshiped the outdoor world.

sepia photograph of Mark Twain standing behind Henry H. Rogers in Bermuda, 1908


Mark Twain's Latest Autobiography

One hundred years after his death on April 21, 1910, Mark Twain is having one of the busiest years of his afterlife.

Sir Isaac Newton, by Samuel Freeman, (1773–1857)


Newton, The Last Magician

The great man of science had more than a passing interest in alchemy.