Tag Archives: Art

Creating the National Pastime

G.Edward White, a social historian and baseball fan, talks about his new book, Creating the National Pastime: Baseball Transforms Itself, 1903-1953. In a conversation with another legal scholar and baseball connoisseur, Vincent Blassi, Professor White describes how baseball, which began … Continue reading

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West Virginia Wired; Commentary

Governor Gaston Caperton is the winner of the Zenith Data Systems Information Technology Leadership Award for Education, presented in recent ceremonies in Washington at the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program. Gov. Caperton talks about a highly successful model for computer technology … Continue reading

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American Legend

Pete Seeger enjoys legendary status for millions of Americans. But he said in an interview with Soundings that, over the years, the motives for his music and his activism remained true to the local wellsprings of concern for children, care … Continue reading

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Writing God’s Life

Jack Miles provides an overview of his new book, God: A Biography, which won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for biography. In it, he contemplates the life of the Divinity as expressed through a variety of epic roles, from creator to … Continue reading

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New Musics

A discussion of and performance of excerpts from the music of two important American composers, George Gershwin and William Grant Still, both of whom helped to shape contemporary ideas about highbrow and lowbrow artistry with music historian Carol Oja. 829 … Continue reading

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Writing the Southwest

A discussion of contemporary Southeastern writers, their social themes, and their artistic importance. (Program uses sound clips from the radio series that complements Dunaway’s new book.) 821 – Writing the Southwest

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Hard Boiled Lit

“Dashiell Hammett gave legions of readers memorable characters such as the Continental Op, the Thin Man, and Sam Spade. His most recent editor, literary scholar Steven Marcus [NHC Fellow 1980-82], of Columbia University, talks […] about Hammett’s life, times, and … Continue reading

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Shrouds andSecrets

The shroud of Turin is one of the enduring relics of Christianity. John Scott talks about his new study, an architectual account of this powerful artistic and religious artifact. 758 – Shrouds andSecrets

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The Sixteen Pleasures

Robert Hellenga talks about his first novel, The Sixteen Pleasures, a tale of Renaissance erotica, modern love, family history, and artistic restoration which offers the reader a luxurious feast of pleasures – many, many more than sixteen according to writer … Continue reading

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Artists and Audiences

What do American movies of 40 years ago have in common with European painting between the years 1500 and 1700? Ronald Moore and Ivan Olson discuss arts education in America and present an overview of a recent conference on the … Continue reading

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