The Attic

“The America I love still exists — at the front desk of our public libraries.” — Kurt Vonnegut


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The wordplay of Ogden Nash in song? Meet Harry Nilsson. Shy and reclusive, he rarely performed in public. Here’s an early video.

 

THIS WEEK IN THE ATTIC

THE ATTIC WINDOW

Before “Hamilton” hit Broadway, Lin-Manuel Miranda told a White House audience what he was working on. People thought he was kidding. Then he sang.


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AMERICAN LISTS

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AMERICAN ORIGINALS

NAVAJO CODE TALKERS, BURNING MAN,

RICHARD FEYNMAN, SNOOPY. . .

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arts & lit

KEROUAC, MILLAY, IS SEX NECESSARY?. . .

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WOMEN

REBECCA SOLNIT, MARGARET MEAD, DOLORES HUERTA. . .

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ON THE ROAD

Cadillac Ranch, Grand Coulee Dam,

PADUCAH, surf city. . .

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HISTORY

RFK, CODE TALKERS,

JEANETTE RANKIN, W.E.B. DUBOIS. . .

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