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Apr 26, 2022

Israel Beilin was five years old when he and his family arrived in New York and, like the rest of the family, he spoke only Yiddish. With the help of Ellis Island clerks, printing accidents, and his own American ambition, his name would become Irving Berlin, and he would become a master of the American language and one...

Apr 19, 2022

Why “the finest Shakespeare collection in the world” is in Washington, D.C.

Apr 12, 2022

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow has been called, “the most popular poet in American history.” When Longfellow wrote, few Americans remained who had a living memory of the American Revolution. With his poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” he succeeded in preserving part of that heroic memory in verse for many generations to...

Apr 5, 2022

Ben Hogan and “the purest stroke I’ve ever seen”