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Bill Brown is the Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture at the University of Chicago. He teaches in the departments of English and of Visual Arts, and he serves as a coeditor of Critical Inquiry.

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Posted on Oct. 16, 2019 by Bill Brown
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In the summer of 1919, from the pages of the Oakland Tribune, Professor Albert Porta predicted a "terrific weather cataclysm" for December 17—an event that would end the world ...

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Jan. 7, 2020 by Joel A. Klein
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Isaac Newton (1643–1727) is generally regarded as one of the most significant individuals in the history of science ...
Jan. 2, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Once asked by the press if he planned to write a memoir, the famously private Henry E. Huntington demurred ...
Dec. 23, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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On Aug. 30, 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust agreement that established The Huntington ...

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