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Articles with keyword "United States"

Edwin L. Battistella

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Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton

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Portrait of the Artist Before and After

Thomas Hart Benton was famous when he wrote his autobiography, forgotten when he updated it.

Portable amulet shrine from eastern Tibet

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American Zenophilia

Our fascination with Buddha goes well beyond power drinks and movie stars.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale

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Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.

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That's Amore

Three women in novelist William Faulkner’s life affected his storytelling profoundly through their own literary and artistic abilities. Additionally, one of the three transformed his notions of race.

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Telecommunications Triumphs

Staying up all night working on his code and such for the glory of France, Napoleon still had time for other long-lasting achievements—namely, his optical telegraph.

Image of Escape from Paris by Allan Drummond.

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The Great Escape

New Hampshire remembers the authors of Curious George and their escape from Paris.

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.

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A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.

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The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

John Mitchell, Jr., editor, Richmond Planet

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Brother from the Richmond Planet

Crusading Journalist John Mitchell Jr. took on the lynchers.