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Lost at Sea.

In Mira Nair's pretty but disappointing biopic Amelia, there's a scene in which Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) laments the shallow nature of the two questions...

Books: The Postman Rings Forever

He had never heard of the visitor who stood on the porch of his North Carolina farm, but Carl Sandburg could sure spot a comer. "You look like you are ready for...

WE TAKE THE BRASH VIEW

Sometimes you've just got to pay the other guy off, and I'm talking about Carl Sandburg. Here we have our Literary City, birthplace and/or alma mater to Willa...

Poetry: American Troubadour

It could be, in the grace of God, that I shall live to be 89, as did Hokusai, and speaking my farewell to earthly scenes, I might paraphrase: "If God had let...

Books: Sandburg Is Chicago

To discover the focal point of literary life in Chicago, that literary center of the middle-west, some say, indeed, of America, is a difficult task. Perhaps...

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LIFE in a Great City: Chicago

For the inaugural gallery in our “Great Cities” series, LIFE.com chose to focus on a place that, in so many ways — from the triumphant to the deeply troubling...

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