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Articles with keyword "United States"

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.

Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA

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Room for Interpretation

First Anti-Crown Sentiments in America Traced to Virginia Parlor

Mountain ivision equipment

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G.I. Snow

Mountain division captured high ground in WW II.

Train crossing bridge

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Wishing You Were Here

Collection of vintage postcards leaves its stamp.

Portrait of Louis Agassiz

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The Ambiguous Agassiz

This patriarch of American science was an enemy of Darwin.

Illustration of nocturnal scene of a pool, a carp, and fireflies

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Amy Lowell Anew

She was more interesting than her biographers let on.

Mary Pickford posing with motion picture camera

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Pickford Mania

The darling of the silent-film industry led the way on many cinematic innovations of the era.

"I ask no quarter and I fear no foe." —William Goebel, 1899

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The Late Governor Goebel

Governor Goebel: He fought, killed, and was killed.