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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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Game Playing

NEH Chairman Bruce Cole and author Steven Johnson discuss how video games challenge the way we think.

The Grapes of Wrath's Tom Joad can't find work at a camp.

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Filming the American Novel

From The Great Gatsby to Sister Carrie, writers tell stories of social climbers and fortune hunters.

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Remembering Mary Lou Beatty

"Try again"

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Translating Politics

Political philosopher Harvey Mansfield and NEH Chairman Bruce Cole discuss the power of princes and the origins of modern government.

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Planned Paradise: Making the Florida Dream

A postwar boom transforms Florida from backwater to dream state.

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The Passing City

Artist John Sloan documented the sidewalk theater of a changing New York.

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High Thinking and Low Living

How a mansion-turned-boardinghouse in Old Lyme, Connecticut, became the place to be for American Impressionists.

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Wyeth’s Noble Savage

An excerpt from Picturing America describes how an artist interpreted Cooper's prose.

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The Ballad of Thomas Hart Benton

The prolific, opinionated artist behind The Sources of Country Music.

During a performance at the American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA

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Shakespearetown

Ralph Alan Cohen and the American Shakespeare Center want to turn the sweet little town of Staunton, Virginia, into the world capital of Shakespearean theater.