Osawatomie And Midwestern Millenialism: The Broadsword of John Brown, Teddy, and Obama

Oct 3 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tragic Prelude ; John Steuart Curry By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor The Midwest—half of its name ringing with the romantic potential of the frontier—has long been the home to millennial hopes. Contrary to today’s popular opinion, many have believed that this [continue reading]

Course on Midwest Culture: Big Ten

Sep 29 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture series Editor I was at a party filled with English PhD students and I was asking a Cajun girl about New Orleans. When she showed amusement at my curiosity, [continue reading]

Superman of Kansas and Krypton and Cleveland

Sep 7 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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By Kenyon Gradert, Course on Midwest Culture Series Editor   “Behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great [continue reading]

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