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Articles with keyword "popular culture"

Poster image of woman holding spear-like fountain pen


Traveling Man

Illinois explores the history of the profession shared by L. Frank Baum, Benedict Arnold, and Johnny Appleseed. 


Night Physik

From Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp


Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

The White Pelican


The White Pelican

Laurent Verdin Sr. of Crooked Bayou Blue spent a lifetime carving the birds of his native Louisiana. Most of the thousands he made were functional duck decoys for hunters.

James Leve


Impertinent Questions with James Leve

On the composers of Cabaret and Chicago.


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

Laura Claridge, author of Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age


Impertinent Questions with Laura Claridge

On the private life of Emily Post.

Tennessee Williams, c. 1940


Tennessee’s Homecoming

Tennessee Williams haunts New Orleans.

My Way, quilt, 1971 by Nell Hall Williams, 83” x 73”


The Art of Survival

Quilts travel from Gee's Bend.

Cover of Madman Atomic Comics No. 7, 2007


Comics and the Classical Tradition

Comics are taken seriously in Washington state.