"The Wizard of Oz" — L. Frank Baum’s book and the beloved 1939 film it inspired — is a quintessentially American fairy tale.
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Few artist names are as recognizable (and as difficult to pronounce) as Vincent van Gogh. These facts explore the fascinating life of this self-made Dutch artist, and how his genius changed the art world.
Twain’s influence over American culture and literature has not faded since his passing in 1910. To better understand the monumental character of the man, here are a few things you might not know about Mark Twain.
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You’ve seen it before: that photograph of Gandhi, Marilyn Monroe, or Abraham Lincoln juxtaposed with a pithy saying that seems just like something they’d have said. Well, in some cases, those phrases are just a little too good to be true.