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Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

The rural Texas town was established as a "freedom colony" with land given to former slaves after the Civil War. O. Rufus Lovett photographed Weeping Mary and its residents for 11 years.
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The Rise And Fall Of Stefan Zweig, Who Inspired 'Grand Budapest Hotel'

The Viennese writer was once one of the world's most translated authors, but after his death he was forgotten — until now. Wes Anderson credits Zweig's writing at the end of his latest film.
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The Old And Mysterious Practice Of Eating Dirt, Revealed

Women, particularly pregnant women around the world, have been known to crave "white dirt." A filmmaker explores the hidden practice in the South, where baggies of the stuff are sold at flea markets.
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Gallaudet University's 150th Anniversary

As Gallaudet University celebrates 150 years as a preeminent school for the deaf, it looks ahead at the future of higher education and changes in its Northeast D.C. neighborhood.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 2

You can see a world-renowned ballet company perform two different programs or see new work by a local artist.

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The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI

The Harlem Hellfighters broke barriers as the first African-American infantry unit to fight in World War I. Their story is retold in a new graphic novel written by Max Brooks, author of World War Z.
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It's Official: Americans Are Floating In A Pool Of Ranch Dressing

What the heck did we put on salad, wings, chips and pizza crust before ranch flavor was invented? If you were born after the 1970s, you probably don't remember.
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This Tightly Choreographed Tale Of Ambition And Ballet Will 'Astonish'

Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."
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On A 'Rigged' Wall Street, Milliseconds Make All The Difference

"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.
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'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.

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