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'Good Doctor' Puts Past Medical Practices Under An Ethical Microscope

In a new book, bioethicist and internist Barron Lerner recalls how he came to question some of his father's medical practices — practices that were common among many doctors of that generation.
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Jennifer Nettles And 'American Idol' Winner To Play Memorial Day Concert

Organizers announced that Nettles will perform a musical tribute for returning veterans from Afghanistan, who will join her on stage at the Memorial Day concert May 25.
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Little Stories That Delight Like The Best Sleight Of Hand

Reading a story by Lydia Davis is like watching a magic trick: She shows you a top hat that's obviously empty, and then she pulls out of it something enormous and oddly shaped.
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Step Afrika! Green Is The New Black

Step Afrika! brings the power and excitement of its unique brand of stepping to Washington, DC audiences several times each year.

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Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies

You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.
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Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 13

You can contemplate the true meaning of beauty at an abstract art exhibit or see work that focuses on words and their ability to augment art.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.
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For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."
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The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.

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