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Articles with keyword "United States"

Susan Shillinglaw

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Why does living a bit make Steinbeck relevant?

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Albert Einstein in 1920s

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The Face of Science

How Albert Einstein became a celebrity

Walter Isaacson and Walker Percy

Conversation

A Venn Diagram of Walter Isaacson

His research overlaps with reporting, his leadership with collaboration, his writing with old-fashioned storytelling.

Man on bicycle being interviewed by Walter Isaacson

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Picture of a Humanist

There is something of Walter Isaacson in the people he writes about.

An ink caricature of Bernard Malamud by Joe Ciardiello

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The Otherworldly Malamud

The master of the short story infused his work with myth and magic, but not fairytale endings.

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

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Hannah, Andrew Jackson's Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

A young Eudora Welty standing against a wall.

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The Quiet Greatness of Eudora Welty

Even toward the end of her life, the writer revealed a youthful zest for life and art.