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Hemingway and Faulkner in twentieth century literature. Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei in architecture. The romanticism of Andrew Wyeth and the innovation of Andy Warhol. We’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of Americans in the arts.

Book: Ender's Game

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in The Arts | 2 comments

I have to admit up front that I’m not personally a big fan of science fiction. Never have been. My brother, on the other hand, began...

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Architecture: Grand Central Station

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on Architecture: Grand Central Station

  As I read about this building in preparation for this post, I find that its correct name is “Grand Central Terminal.”...

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Book: The Sound and the Fury

Posted by on Nov 26, 2010 in The Arts | Comments Off on Book: The Sound and the Fury

  In The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner (Great American Things, September 30, 2010) returns to his fictional Yoknapatawpha...

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Book: The Right Stuff

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in The Arts | Comments Off on Book: The Right Stuff

  Every now and again you find an author whose work is both wonderfully entertaining and extraordinarily well written. That was my...

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Travel: The Ahwahnee Hotel

Posted by on Oct 25, 2010 in History, The Arts, Travel | 1 comment

    As you can see by the tags for this entry, the Ahwahnee Hotel earns its way on this list in several ways. It’s a great...

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Americana: Amish Quilts

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Americana, The Arts | Comments Off on Americana: Amish Quilts

Doesn’t it strike you as somewhat contradictory that Amish women, often called “plain people,” make such beautiful,...

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Writer: William Faulkner

Posted by on Sep 30, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Writer: William Faulkner

Probably the most celebrated Southern writer, William Faulkner produced 20 novels, more than a hundred short stories, and several volumes...

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The Arts: Andy Warhol

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 in Artists | Comments Off on The Arts: Andy Warhol

I don’t think Andy Warhol would like being remembered as “The Campbell’s Soup Can Guy.” Or the guy who said that...

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The Arts: The National Book Festival

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010 in The Arts | 1 comment

It’s a book lover’s paradise. Held each fall on the National Mall in Washington, the National Book Festival brings over 100,000...

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Architecture: Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in Architecture, Kids Stuff, The Arts | Comments Off on Architecture: Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges not just in America, but in the world. No wonder it placed number five in the...

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