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Articles with keyword "United States"

P. F. Kluge encourages aspiring writers to use island life in their fiction.


Talking to Saipan

American lit in a Pacific outpost.

Edwin L. Battistella


Impertinent Questions with Edwin L. Battistella

On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.

Self Portrait with Rita, Thomas Hart Benton


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


American Zenophilia

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

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale


Whaling the Old Way

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


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.


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.


The Great Escape

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

Image of family in Shawnee, Kansas.


A Common Story

Kansans tell their diverse stories.


The War 150 Years Later

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