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Articles with keyword "Writing"

Ednote

Editor's Note

Curio

Nevadan Cowboy Artist Will James Never Revealed His Unlikely Provenance

His forte lay in depicting what it felt like to be on a spirited mount.

The Wild Man illustration

Feature

How the Grimm Brothers Saved the Fairy Tale

The surprising history behind the world’s most famous collection of folk tales.

Hoover Dam

Statement

Thinking About the West

Montana puts Western writing on the air.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.

Feature

James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.

Book jacket for The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

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New Biography of Cesar Chavez Unearths Gritty Truth

The charismatic organizer and leader faltered as an administrator. 

William Byrd II

Curio

William Byrd Was a Colonial-era Surveyor and Satirist

How he helped draw the line between Virginia and North Carolina.

Detail from a portrait of Anne Boleyn

Feature

Scholar Stretches Truth: English Professor Bruce Holsinger on Writing Historical Fiction

Writers of historical fiction look for the plausible when manipulating the facts
 

Susan Shillinglaw

IQ

Why does living a bit make Steinbeck relevant?

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath