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A Cartoonist's Funny, Heartbreaking Take On Caring For Aging Parents

In Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast combines text, cartoons, sketches and photos to describe her interactions with her parents during the last years of their lives.
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This Man Thinks D.C. Theaters Are Amazing And He Wants You To Think So Too

For years, Victor Shargai has been a tireless advocate and fundraiser for the D.C. theater scene.

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How A D.C. Dancer Helped People Heal Through Movement

Sharon Chaiklin stumbled across the burgeoning field of dance therapy in the early 1960s, and became a pioneer in using movement to help people cope with trauma.

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Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years

With his off-the-cuff, shoot-from-the-hip style, Rich Massabny has interviewed thousands of people as a newspaper and TV personality.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 8

It’s not all black and white in this colorful art exhibit and a touring performance art piece.

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The Art Of A Lost American Couturier, On Display At The Met

After a two-year renovation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute is reopening with an exhibit on the work of Charles James, who is now obscure, but considered America's first couturier.
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From The Ocean Deep To The Courtroom: A Tale Of Sunken Treasure

When the SS Central America sunk in 1857, it took down tons of gold with it. Gary Kinder, author of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea, tells the fraught tale of shipwreck and recovered treasure.
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After Six Decades As A Staple, 'Jet Mag' Ends Its Print Run

It's the end of an era, as the Johnson Publishing Company announced plans to cease printing Jet Magazine. The magazine, which started some 63 years ago, was long a staple for many African-Americans.
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Larry McMurtry Loves The West, But Knocks The Cowboy Off His High Horse

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist says the myth of the cowboy feels "hollow." The Last Kind Words Saloon is a spare and unsentimental story about two Western icons, Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
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Author Farley Mowat, Who Wrote 'Never Cry Wolf,' Dies At 92

The writer of books including People of the Deer and The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, was also an ardent campaigner for environmental causes well into his later years.

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