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Ballet Russes

Though few outside the ballet world know his name, Serge Diaghilev revolutionized dance and music with the Ballet Russes in the teens and Roaring '20s in Paris. One radically modern performance featuring Igor Stravinsky’s composition, “The Rite of Spring," famously caused a near-riot in the theater. A new exhibition at the National Gallery of Art explores his collaborations with some of the greatest artists of the early 20th century -- including musicians and dancers, but artists of all kinds, including Matisse, Picasso and even Coco Chanel.

The Golden Age Of The Ballets Russes

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No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous 90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

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