Double Down - A Blog

Jul 19, 2018 | Posted by Jo Russ

Gathered around a small table in...

Jul 12, 2018 | Posted by Caitlin McCarty

 

 

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Jul 5, 2018 | Posted by Christina Barr

As summer kicks into high gear, I am reminded of how...

Jun 28, 2018 | Posted by Gailmarie Pahmeier

You know you want Marilyn’s dress.

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Jun 21, 2018 | Posted by The Nevada Humanities Staff

Great Basin Young Chautauqua Scholars

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Jun 14, 2018 | Posted by Ann Keniston

A different version was published (under the title “Dreamed Beloved”)

in the ...

May 31, 2018 | Posted by By Maxwell Johnson

As a young child, I was oblivious to the amazing qualities and history of the place that I lived in. In the dusty hills and mountain towns, I saw them at face value, not understanding the people who had helped build them and the communities that have flourished within them. I was being left out of the stories that were hidden among the sagebrush and streets of my community. It was not until ...

May 24, 2018 | Posted by Katherine Fusco

There’s a tradition in American literature of the minor character, the survivor, narrating the life of the charismatic tragic protagonist, be it Moby Dick’s ...

May 16, 2018 | Posted by By Paige dePolo

Our state has adopted many symbols to honor and give a sense of the character of its high deserts, mountains, and valleys and of the pioneering spirits of the folks who live here. Of the state symbols, our state fossil, Shonisaurus popularis, the ichthyosaur, stands out at almost mythical proportions. These animals were approximately the length of a school bus (~11-15 m) and dominated the warm, shallow seas that covered Nevada ~215 million years ago during the Triassic period.

Artist's reconstruction of Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil....

May 10, 2018 | Posted by By Gus Pappas

This letter is the 2018 “Letters About Literature” Level 3 winner for the state of Nevada.

 

Dear Connor Franta,

 

I am sitting here writing a letter to a simplistic, beautiful, aesthetic human being on a Wednesday morning, 8:06 AM, on the spot, how thrilling. I would have written this late last night when my thoughts usually come alive, but, on the rare occasion, your average, hyperactive, teenage boy was actually tired and could avoid a sleepless night of overthinking and worrying myself into a dark abyss of lost causes  and no hope and… Sorry, I didn’t mean to...

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