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'Door To Door' Reveals The Magnificent — And Maddening — Story of Traffic

Edward Humes describes his new book as a "transportation detective story" that chronicles the hidden characters, locations and machinery driving our same-day-delivery, traffic-packed world.
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Is An Art-Focused Hotel The Answer To D.C.'s Artist Displacement Issues?

We speak with artists and a developer aiming to bring an art-focused boutique hotel to the Northeast.

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Meet The Creators of D.C.'s Proposed Art-Focused Hotel

Last year, when a developer bought the property at 411 New York Ave. NE, the artists working out of the building protested their eviction. The developer proposed a new idea: a hotel which would include artist studios and an art gallery--the first in the nation.

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Voice Of Lucky Charms Leprechaun, Arthur Anderson, Dies At 93

Besides making a living voicing the breakfast cereal leprechaun, he appeared in a radio show and on Broadway and was in TV shows including episodes of Car 54, Where Are You? and Law & Order.
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The Family-Run Thai Market That Feeds LA's Eclectic Food Scene

The Tilakamonkul family opened Bangkok Market in 1972. It became a magnet for Asian immigrants and chefs looking for rare ingredients. Their own son, Jet Tila, is now a celebrity chef.
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Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

The leaked documents tell the backstory of a groundbreaking Christie's auction, and the purchase of a painting one man claims was seized from his grandfather during World War II.
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A Clash Of Manners And Monsters In Edna O'Brien's 'Little Red Chairs'

A charismatic stranger in a remote Irish village turns out to be a war criminal in O'Brien's new novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the book one of O'Brien's "best and most ambitious novels yet."
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A Web Comedy Series Is 'Walking The Line Between Hipsters And Hijabis'

Comics Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz play Muslim immigrants dealing with speed dating, catcalls and other aspects of life in secular New York in their sketch-comedy series Shugs & Fats.
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#NationalPoetryMonth: Verses That Celebrate Life On The Farm

Poet Tess Taylor's new book, Work & Days, is a lyrical meditation on food and farming and our "fragile and ultimately, necessary relationship we have with the earth." Download her illustrated poems.
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Make Way For Celebration: These Ducklings Are Turning 75

Robert McCloskey was a young artist when he brought a crate of ducks back to his studio apartment. Since then, the plucky Mallard family (Jack, Lack, Mack, et al.) has charmed its way into our hearts.

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