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    • James Baldwin’s Archive, Long Hidden, Comes (Mostly) Into View

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 8 mins
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    James Baldwin died in 1987, but his moment is now. His books are flying off the shelves. He has inspired homages like Raoul Peck’s documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ memoir “Between the World and Me.” Baldwin’s prophetic essays on race read like today’s news.

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    • A Possible Clue in Jane Austen’s Glasses. Did Arsenic Kill Her?

    • By: Christopher D. Shea, Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The cause of Jane Austen’s mysterious death at age 41 has been much pondered over the years. Was it a hormonal disorder? Cancer? Complications from drinking unpasteurized milk?

    "A Possible Clue in Jane Austen’s Glasses. Did Arsenic Kill Her?" is from the March 09, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Christopher D. Shea and Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    There has even been at least one newspaper “published” on a stuck train: a handwritten rag called The Snowbound, produced aboard a Southern Pacific train that was stuck for two weeks near Reno, by a passenger calling himself “S.P. Prisoner.”

    "A Brief History of the Worst Winter Train Rides" is from the March 14, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Gabriel García Márquez’s Archive Freely Available Online

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When Gabriel Garcia Marquez's archive was sold to the University of Texas two years ago, some decried the fact that the literary remains of Latin America’s foremost novelist — and a fierce critic of American imperialism — had come to rest in the United States. But now, the university’s Harry Ransom Center has digitized and made freely available about half the collection, making some 27,000 page scans and other images visible to anyone in the world with an internet connection.

    "Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Archive Freely Available Online" is from the December 11, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In 1976, archivists at Harvard’s natural history museum opened a drawer and discovered a haunting portrait of a shirtless enslaved man named Renty, gazing sorrowfully but steadily at the camera. Taken on a South Carolina plantation in 1850, it had been used by the Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz to formulate his now-discredited ideas about racial difference.

    "Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery" is from the March 05, 2007 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Shakespeare. Dead?

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Shakespeare. Dead?" is from the April 21, 2016 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Shakespeare, the Book Tour

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Shakespeare, the Book Tour" is from the March 28, 2016, Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Jane Austen Has Alt-Right Fans? Heavens to Darcy!

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Some alt-right admirers hail Austen’s novels as blueprints for a white nationalist “ethno-state.” Others cite her as a rare example of female greatness. But the bigger point, Wright argues, is the same.

    "Jane Austen Has Alt-Right Fans? Heavens to Darcy!" is from the March 20, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Shakespeare: Actor. Playwright. Social Climber.

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Shakespeare: Actor. Playwright. Social Climber." is from the June 29, 2016, Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The costumed characters at George Washington’s gracious estate here are used to handling all manner of awkward queries, whether about 18th-century privies or the first president’s teeth. So when a visitor recently asked an African-American re-enactor in a full skirt and head scarf if she knew Ona Judge, the woman didn’t miss a beat.

    "In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington" is from the February 06, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Walt Whitman Promoted a Paleo Diet. Who Knew?

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Walt Whitman Promoted a Paleo Diet. Who Knew?" is from the April 29, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The quants and their algorithms may have taken over Wall Street. But one investment legend is making a big bet on a more old-fashioned mode of analysis: philosophy.

    "A Wall Street Giant Makes a $75 Million Bet on Academic Philosophy" is from the January 16, 2018 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President Donald Trump is not generally known as a student of history. But on Tuesday, during a combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower in New York, he unwittingly waded into a complex debate about history and memory that has roiled college campuses and numerous cities over the past several years.

    "Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments" is from the August 15, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Pays Tribute at Andrew Jackson’s Grave in Nashville

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Jackson’s historical reputation has declined sharply in recent decades, especially among Democrats. The party that once celebrated him as a central pillar has rushed to remove his name from annual dinners and other symbolic places of honor, distancing itself from his record on slavery and the forced relocation of American Indian nations from the South.

    "Trump Pays Tribute at Andrew Jackson’s Grave in Nashville" is from the March 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • New Book on Jefferson Portrays Him as Neither God Nor Devil

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "New Book on Jefferson Portrays Him as Neither God Nor Devil" is from the April 05, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Fight for Arthur Miller’s Archive

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Arthur Miller’s place in the pantheon of 20th-century American literature is secure. But his literary remains have been in limbo since his death in 2005.

    "The Fight for Arthur Miller’s Archive" is from the January 09, 2018 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A New Parchment Declaration of Independence Surfaces. Head-Scratching Ensues.

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A pair of scholars are announcing a surprising discovery: a previously unknown early handwritten parchment of the Declaration, buried in a provincial archive in Britain.

    "A New Parchment Declaration of Independence Surfaces. Head-Scratching Ensues." is from the April 21, 2017 Culture section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Talking Trumpism: A New Political Journal Enters the Fray

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    William F. Buckley Jr. said he would rather be governed by the first 2,000 names in the Boston phone book than by the faculty of Harvard. But one evening late last month, the Harvard Club in Midtown was as good a place as any to go looking for the intellectual future of conservatism.

    The occasion was the unveiling of American Affairs, a tweedy quarterly journal dedicated to giving intellectual heft and coherence to the amorphous ideology known, for lack of a better term, as Trumpism.

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    • Lessons Taught: Obama’s Legacy as a Historian

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 5 mins
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    True, Mr. Obama may be unlikely to emulate Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson and follow his years in the Oval Office with a stint as president of the American Historical Association. But some scholars see in him a man who used the presidency not just as a bully pulpit but also as something of a historian’s lectern.

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    • MacArthur 2016 ‘Genius’ Grants Announced

    • By: Jennifer Schuessler
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "MacArthur 2016 ‘Genius’ Grants Announced" is from the September 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Jennifer Schuessler and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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