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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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Taking Your Kid To The Museum Doesn't Have To Be Miserable

Some museums have a reputation for being boring, expensive and not kid friendly. But finding the right museum and planning a family trip there might be easier than you think.
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When The Twit Hit The Fan: 'I'm Still Here,' Colbert Says

In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 1

You can attend a screening and discussion of a classic film or see a play based on another iconic movie from a long-gone era.

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In Early Memoir, Bette Midler Adorned The Truth In Sequins

"There's a lot of embroidery in this book ... " Midler says. "It's all lies, except for like 10 percent." A new edition of A View From a Broad, originally published in 1980, is out this week.
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Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So

After World War II ended, Rosie the Riveter traded in her factory blues for June Cleaver's pink apron. A new exhibit traces pink back to the beginning — when plenty of boys wore it, too.

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