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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

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The Art of Thinking in Other People’s Heads

The addictive qualities of light reading. 

Young people in front of a theater in Berkeley, California, in the early 70s

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The Late Great Planet Earth Made the Apocalypse a Popular Concern

How could one book be read so differently by millions of people?

Adak Island

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Adak Island, Far Out in the Bering Sea, May Be Where the Wind Begins

A photographer documents the nearly abandoned island of Adak, Alaska.

Roy Orbison

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of Roy Orbison

His haunting voice was once described as “the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window.”

Cyclist riding in front of large anti Europe street mural

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The Rise of the Euroskeptic

A dollop of skepticism may be just the thing Europe needs.

Isabel Wilkerson

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Isabel Wilkerson

A journalist tells an epic American story.

Eliot and Virginia Woolf

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What to Make of T. S. Eliot?

He feared and loathed women, colored his face green, and wore lipstick.

Wynton Marsalis

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Wynton Marsalis

A musician and composer spreads the gospel of jazz.

Ron Chernow

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Ron Chernow

A biography inspires an unlikely Broadway smash.