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Articles with keyword "United States"

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The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.

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Historian for Hire

Phil Cantelon of History Associates talks with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole about the profession outside the walls of academia.

Bruce Cole


Renaissance Scholar at Work

Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.


A Poet’s Inner Eye

A literary scholar looks for Elizabeth Bishop in the fishing waters of Florida.

The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994


Outside the Frame

How Asia changed the course of American art.

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Khrushchev in Iowa

Coon Rapids, Iowa, was crawling with spies.

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Reverberations of the Fourth of July

MASSACHUSETTS On July 5, 1852, while citizens across the country were still celebrating American freedom, Frederick Douglass, the country’s most prominent former slave, delivered arguably the century’

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In Focus

Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

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What IF?

The book gives way to the download, and solitary reading transforms into virtual conversations.

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Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.