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Few people had as complicated a relationship with Mother’s Day as Anna Jarvis did with the holiday.
Despite her tireless campaign to get the holiday recognized by the United States government, Jarvis ended up denouncing the institution she created, bankrupting herself as she fought against its perceived commercialization. How did that happen?
The roots of Mother’s Day — at least Jarvis’s involvement — date back to the 1850s. Her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, organized work clubs of mothers in their home state of West Virginia for a variety of causes. When the Civil War broke out, Jarvis senior shifted »
- Alex Heigl
Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive screens Thursday March 9th at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). The movie starts at 7:30. Director Eric Stange, a visiting fellow with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, will answer questions following the screening. This is a Free event!
Far more than a biography, Edgar Allen Poe: Buried Alive employs a variety of tools to create a narrative that is both visually stunning and deeply engaging. Drawn on the rich palette of Poe’s evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to help bring new understanding to his life, his place in American art and history, and the iconic position he holds in popular culture around the world. This film has received a production grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and will be broadcast on the acclaimed PBS arts and culture series American Masters.
Tony-award-winning actor Denis O’Hare portrays »
- Tom Stockman
White House chief strategist Steve Bannon mocked the media for how it “portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition and now they’re portraying the administration,” saying, “it’s “always wrong,” during a speaking engagement at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. Bannon, who rarely speaks publicly, joined White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at Cpac for a panel discussion and called President Trump “the greatest public speaker” since William Jennings Bryan, who was Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1913-1915. Bannon pointed to the press assembled in the room and referred to them as the “opposition party, »
- Brian Flood
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