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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

photo of a dog-sled team


Dog vs. Airplane

The race to save Nome from a diphtheria outbreak

Pakistani truck driver with rig painted with verses


Eclectic Verses

From Yemeni tribesmen to Pakistani truck drivers, poetry speaks to Muslim world.

Getman collage


“The Greatest Genius of Mankind”

Website on Gulag presents daily struggle for survival

Illustration of nocturnal scene of a pool, a carp, and fireflies


Amy Lowell Anew

She was more interesting than her biographers let on.

Abstract artwork


Middle Eastern View

Geometric art connects different cultures.

Mary Pickford posing with motion picture camera


Pickford Mania

The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.

Martin Scorsese during the Venice Film Festival in 1998.


The Art of Martin Scorsese

Former chairman Jim Leach interviews the 2013 Jefferson Lecturer about growing up, making films, and capturing that special "something" on the big screen.

Carlota Santana dancing


Flamenco Family Portrait

How New York became a hub for Spanish dance.

Wonder Woman collage


Super Role Model

The evolution of Wonder Woman.


Write ’Em Cowboy

Poetry of life on the range finds an audience in Nebraska.