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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Four Win 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities
    October 21, 2016

    Three people and one bank were recognized with the 2016 Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities award for their contributions to humanities in the state.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Young Readers Author Meets Rapid City Students
    October 7, 2016

    Jennifer Richard Jacobson meets Rapid City students on her last stop in South Dakota with the Young Readers Festival of Books.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Exploring Larger Worlds: The Exuberant Realism of Michael Chabon
    September 29, 2016

    In fall 1995, Michael Chabon was sitting pretty. He had three books to his credit, each more warmly received than the last.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Before the Battle of Little Big Horn: Custer's Trials
    September 19, 2016

    A new biography on General George Armstrong Custer focuses on the life and events in Custer’s world, saving “The Battle of Little Bighorn” to the epilogue.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Full Circle: Dairy Farmer Turns Columnist
    September 15, 2016

    Nelson’s writing career began when penning a tongue-in-cheek letter to the local extension agent. His columns now appear throughout the Midwest.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: As Luck Would Have It: Jane Smiley & the Unexpected Extraordinary
    September 12, 2016

    What are we to make of a book that begins with a farmer watching owls emerge from a dead elm tree and ends with a death we are given scant time to mourn?

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Shirley Christian and the Choteaus: Before Lewis & Clark
    August 29, 2016

    The history of the Fort Pierre area is an important part of not only South Dakota history, but the history of the American West.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Understanding Middle Eastern Tumult
    August 25, 2016

    A revolution in Tunisia in 2010 is seen today as the beginning of the Arab Spring, a series of riots, revolts and protests that swept through the Arab world.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Rediscover Literary Joys with Michael Dirda
    August 22, 2016

    Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Seeking Hugh Glass
    August 18, 2016

    The blockbuster movie, “The Revenant”, brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear.

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