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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.

Americana: Gateway Arch

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010 in Americana, The Arts, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: Gateway Arch

No trip to St. Louis would be complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch along the Mississippi River. Although it seems as if it’s...

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The Arts: Juilliard School

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in The Arts | Comments Off on The Arts: Juilliard School

If you aspire to a professional career in drama, dance, or music, you can hardly have a better school on your resume than Juilliard. About...

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Architecture: The Chrysler Building

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on Architecture: The Chrysler Building

For 40 years, the Empire State Building (Great American Things, May 13, 2009) symbolized New York City until the World Trade Center towers...

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The Arts: Tennessee Williams

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | 2 comments

Lots of writers are eager to write their breakthrough novel, for fame or riches. Some want to tell their family’s story, or their...

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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

It’s unlikely that you’d consider someone who published only four novels – only two of which anyone who isn’t an...

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Book: The Catcher in the Rye

Posted by on Jun 23, 2010 in The Arts | Comments Off on Book: The Catcher in the Rye

Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Catcher in The Rye, by J.D. Salinger. The list of memorable American...

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Architecture: I.M. Pei

Posted by on Jun 5, 2010 in Architecture, The Arts | Comments Off on Architecture: I.M. Pei

With few exceptions, most architects remain unknown by name to the public at large. Usually, we know them by their designs. One of the few...

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Writer: Raymond Chandler

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | 1 comment

I’m a little bit sheepish to admit this, but it must have something to do with the two-syllable names. I sometimes can’t...

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Writer: Neil Simon

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in The Arts, Writers | Comments Off on Writer: Neil Simon

Neil Simon doesn’t have the gravitas of some other playwrights, such as Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Those who write...

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The Arts: Museum of Modern Art

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in The Arts | 1 comment

It doesn’t have the physical presence of the Metropolitan Museum. Or the architectural pizazz of the Guggenheim. What MOMA does have...

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