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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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'Hill Street Blues' Created Two Eras For TV Drama: Before And After

In 1981, NBC presented a new police series that went on to make TV history. Hill Street Blues has just been released on DVD in its entirety for the first time.
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From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

Colson Whitehead's new book was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker for Grantland. It's a sharp observational tale of the game, those who play it and how it changed him.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 7

You can see new choreography performed to iconic music or check out two plays about rebellious writers.

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Edgy Video Promotes Christie's Contemporary Art Sale

In the video, a skateboarder rides through Christie's warehouse and galleries. But will the new approach attract the sort of collectors who spend millions on a piece of art?
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Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies

The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue with a difference: the performers are old enough to have been in shows like this in their heyday. After 23 seasons, the show closes in May.

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