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Articles with keyword "United States"

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Death-Defying Merry-Go-Rounds and Knee-Scraping Climbing Bars Are Playground Memories of Many Americans

When a rocket you could climb or Cinderella's carriage inspired outdoor play

William James in 1865

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The Thinker Who Believed in Doing

Modern psychology, as practiced in the United States, owes a huge debt to William James.

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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.

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One-Off

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

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The Civilizing Force of Architecture

In 1995, NEH Chairman Sheldon Hackney talked with Vincent Scully about the power of architecture to civilize people.

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Clifton Fadiman Didn’t Mind Being Called Schoolmasterish

His Lifetime Reading Plan was an erudite booklist for everyman.

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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