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Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ

A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 14

You can see an exhibit that explores the history and influence of comic books, or check out a new play based on true events.

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Don Draper, The Truth Is: You Lied

One of TV's most popular shows kicked off its new — and final — season with some big surprises. Is Mad Men's mesmerizing pitchman still living a lie?
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'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April 14, 1939.
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Longtime Puzzler To Certified Wordsmith, In One Fortunate Spin

Autumn Erhard, a sales representative in Orange County, Calif., landed her big break on her favorite game show, Wheel of Fortune. At 30, she became the second person to win $1 million.
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What 'Life In The New Cuba' Is Really Like

American Julia Cooke documented the ways Cuba has changed since Fidel Castro ceded authority to his brother. During her travels, she says, everything she thought she knew was "blown out of the water."
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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.
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A Girl Ages From 0 To 14 Years Old, In 4 Minutes

Lotte turned 14 in October; that led her father, Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester, to make a new "time lapse edit" of the images he has collected since her birth.
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Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts Celebrates 40 High School Students

The Richmond region took home 40 awards in the Scholastic National Art Awards, and many of those works will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts this week.

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Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says

Swear words are generally a no-go in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jesse Sheidlower, president of the American Dialect Society, about why we need more obscenities in our daily lives.

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