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Articles with keyword "United States"

Dancers at the Spotted Cat


What It Means That We Are Lindy Hopping Again

Yes, the younger generation loves that old time jazz, but why?

Lyndon B. Johnson


On the Fate and Fortunes of Public Goods

A university president maps the way forward for the humanities.

Neal Gabler


Walt Disney: In the End, He Wanted to Change How We Live.

Neal Gabler on the genius of Walt Disney

Illustration of volumes representing great American authors


Edmund Wilson's Big Idea: A Series of Books Devoted to Classic American Writing. It Almost Didn't Happen.

The origins of the Library of American were a messy business.

Illustrations from Treasure Island


Treasure Island Author Robert Louis Stevenson Was a Sickly Man with a Robust Imagination

His own life was one of contradictions, and he revealed both the good and evil in all his characters.

Calamity Jane


Myth Versus Truth in the Life of Calamity Jane: Ask Glenda Bell

Calamity Jane spit, gambled, and dressed like a man and became a Western legend.

Landscape of Arizona's Box Canyon, Wupatki National Monument


Willa Cather in the Desert: Where She Learned What Truly Mattered and Found Material for The Song of the Lark

Walnut Canyon in Arizona was the inspiration for key scenes in Cather's 1915 novel.

Ellen Gruber Garvey


Scrapbooking Was Big During and After the Civil War. Why?

In the nineteenth century, making scrapbooks wasn't just for the hoi polloi. Celebrities like Mark Twain clipped and pasted, too.