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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

Portrait of Shirley Jackson

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The Voice of Shirley Jackson Was Unnerving and Full of Foreboding

In a rare audio recording, the author revealed what her writing sounded like to her.

A woman from Storyville

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"New Orleans Has Been a Wicked City for a Long Time"

A new anthology documents 300 years of the Crescent City.

Expo watch camera

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One-Off

The Expo was manufactured in the U.S. for nearly 35 years.

Bookbinding tool known as a fillet

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Tools of the Bookbinding Trade Can Be Found in Pennsylvania

Eighteen miles west of Philadelphiia, a collection in a national historic district reveals how you can judge a book by its cover.

Truman Capote bids farewell to staff after signing for stock at Random House

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Tru Life

Truman Capote was the toast of New York—and then he was not.

Illustration depicting a conflicted person

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Historians Disagree About Everything, or So It Seems

There is no shortage of ideas on how to teach American history.

Jack Benny standing before a radio mic

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How Jack Benny and Harry Conn Stumbled onto the Formula for Situation Comedy

Jack Benny had a problem: He was running out of jokes.

St. Nicholas Magazine

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What Did Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and E. B. White Have in Common?

So many great American writers got their start in a children's periodical.

The tapestry Justice Liberating Innocence

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Love and Justice for Each: Martha C. Nussbaum Through the Eyes of a Friend and Colleague

Martha Nussbaum, a modern philosopher with a passion for Greek and Roman Classics

A standing portrait of Martha C. Nussbaum taken in January 2017.

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Martha C. Nussbaum Talks About the Humanities, Mythmaking, and International Development

Martha C. Nussbaum, the worldly philosopher