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Articles with keyword "United States"

William Orton Williams


Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Image of Wallace Stegner


Proud Flesh

A recollection of Wallace Stegner.

James Leve


Impertinent Questions with James Leve

On the composers of Cabaret and Chicago.

Image of definition of "aint" from Webster's Second.


Ain’t That the Truth

Webster's Third: The Most Controversial Dictionary in the English Language.

Image of A View of Two Lakes and Mountain House, Morning, 1844 by Thomas Cole.


Living Off the Landscape

How Thomas Cole and Frederic Church made themselves at home in the Hudson River Valley.


Simple Things

Oregon Humanities magazine’s summer ’09 issue provokes much thought on the matter of things, possessions, or, as the editors call it, “stuff.” The issue is stuffed with stuff on stuff, includ


Apocalypse Not

In few fields is the gap separating educated opinion from specialist opinion so wide as in linguistics.

Image of Captain Thomas William Sweeny


Love and Hate during Wartime

In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc

Brian Balough


The American History Guys' Backstory

The humanities version of Car Talk.