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Sid Caesar, King of Comedy Television

Before “Saturday Night Live,” there was Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows” and its grueling production schedule, which many predicted would break Caesar.... More

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The Hard Life of a Jazz Man

In 1939, jazz clarinetist and bandleader Artie Shaw showed that there was a lot of money to be made in music, but, he writes, “despite... More

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Huddled Masses Need Not Apply

The arguments for immigration control in this 1907 Post article are remarkably similar to many of the arguments we hear today; only the names have... More

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Jazz History by Men Who Made It

Discover how jazz — the music, the audience, and the business — proliferated across the country during the 20th century, as told by jazz legends... More

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Damming the Parks

In 1950, a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian warned the American people to keep an eye on the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Project, which proposed a... More

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