Articles tagged mark twain

‘Twain & Stanely Enter Paradise’ Immortalizes Hijuelos’ Gift for Sympathy

Oscar Hijuelos' posthumous novel about the friendship between Mark Twain and Henry Morton Stanley cements his legacy as a penetrating writer on identity, ambition and family life.

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Comics-in-Chief: Laughing With (and At) the Presidents - The Growth of Democracy & the Flow of Humor

“Greatest” and “worst” president surveys continue to reveal what is surely not just a coincidence: we have always and still continue to revere our wits in the White House.

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Paul Robeson: A Resonant Voice That Will Never Be Fully Silenced

Modern day 'political' celebrities can't hold a candle to Paul Robeson, who always flaunted his politics even when it was perhaps most dangerous to do so.

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‘The American Stage’ Is Best Enjoyed As Theatre As Literature

A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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