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    National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Hollywood and Pop Culture Panel

    Panelists talked about how conservative viewpoints are represented and expressed in film, television, and popular culture. They spoke at the National Review Institute’s annual Ideas Summit.…

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    Cosmetics of Early America

    Katie Cannon talked about the female beauty standards of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. She explores many of the ingredients women used to make their own cosmetics, such as…

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    Mail-Order Marriages in California

    Professor Marcia Zug talked about her book Buying A Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches, in which she discusses how 19th century California gold rush pioneers encouraged single women to move…

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    Culture as a Weapon

    Nato Thompson talked about his book Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life, in which examines how business and government use art to influence. He spoke with art critic…

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    Life of Levi Strauss

    Lynn Downey talked about her book, Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World. Levi Strauss created his blue jeans business in San Francisco in 1873. Ms. Downey served as the…

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    Invention of the American Soldier Monument

    Thomas Brown talked about the history of monuments to the common soldier. He is the author of The Public Art of Civil War Commemoration: A Brief History with Documents and Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in…

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    After Words with Emrys Westacott

    Professor Emrys Westacott talked about his book The Wisdom of Frugality: Why Less Is More - More or Less, in which he explores the philosophy behind frugal living. He is interviewed by…

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    The Word Detective

    John Simpson talked about his book The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary, in which he remembers his close to forty years at the Oxford…

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    Counterculture and San Francisco in 1967

    Historians talked about the movements and groups that were part of the counterculture in the 1960s and 1970s, focusing on San Francisco in 1967. They debated the meaning of the terms…

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    Future of Libraries

    Zócalo Public Square hosted a conversation with long-time librarians and educators about the future of traditional libraries in reaction to evolving digital information, technology, and…

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    Dennis Prager on Happiness and Goodness

    Author and radio host Dennis Prager spoke about his keys to happiness and goodness. He spoke at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in Rancho Mirage, California.

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    Big Fresno Fair

    John Alkire talked about the history of the Big Fresno Fair and what makes it unique. He said the fair is important in a region where agricultural business is such a large part of the economy. C-SPAN’s…

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    Twentieth Century Suburbs

    Professor Evan Friss talked about the evolution of suburbs from the early 1900s to the present day. He spoke about how changes to home loan policies, the mass production of houses, and the…

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    Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women

    Blain Roberts talked about her book Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South, in which she looks at the role of beauty in the racial conflicts in the South during…

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    Early 20th Century Anti-Vice Campaigns

    Historians talked about anti-vice campaigns throughout the first half of the 1900s, such as prohibition, crusades against opium, and policing of prostitution and gambling. The panelists argued…

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    Words on the Move

    Professor John McWhorter talked about his book Words on the Move: Why English Won’t - and Can’t - Sit Still (Like, Literally), in which he examines how language and word meanings change…

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    What the F

    Benjamin Bergen talked about his book, What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, about why people use profanity and the physical effects it has on their brains.…

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    Atlas Obscura

    Ella Morton, co-author of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, talked about her book. She spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Book Festival, held at the Central Branch…

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    The New Better Off

    Courtney Martin talked about her book The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream, in which she examines what the term “better off” means to Americans. This program contains language…

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    White House Kennedy Center Honorees

    President Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House for the 2016 Kennedy Center honorees. The president honored pianist Martha Argerich, actor Al Pacino,…

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