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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 27, 2015

Life is hard, confusing, funny and devastating. You can see two plays that focus on characters who are just trying to figure things out.

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Influential Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

Mary Ellen Mark's work appeared in such publications as Life and Vanity Fair. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of Streetwise, an Academy Award-nominated film.
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Author Margaret Atwood Contributes Manuscript To Future Library

As part of the Future Library project, Margaret Atwood's Scribbler Moon will not be read until 2114. Trees, that will be made into paper for that text, were planted last year in Norway.
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How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Perhaps no one did more to show us the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photos of farm workers and others have become iconic of the era.
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Sip It Slowly, And Other Lessons From The Oldest Tea Book In The World

Over 800 years before tea was known in the West, a Chinese master penned the The Classic of Tea. In it, he blends the practical with the spiritual and emphasizes rituals from cultivation to drinking.
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Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies At 75

The influential photographer was known mostly for her humanist work.
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Prolific Fantasy And Science Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.
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Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.
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Do Touch The Artwork At Prado's Exhibit For The Blind

The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
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Second Annual Funk Parade To Take Over U Street

This weekend you can get funky on U Street with live music, a street festival and a parade, as tomorrow marks the second Funk Parade.

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