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Rare Robert Frost Collection Surfaces 50 Years After His Death

Jonathan Reichert, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo, has donated a rare collection of Robert Frost's letters, photographs and audio files to the school. The materials chronicle the decades-long friendship between the poet and Reichert's father, rabbi and poet Victor Reichert.
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From Aleppo, An Artifact Of A Calmer Age

The ongoing violence and tumult in Syria's largest city belie a richer, more prosperous past. One small object — a finely woven hat — offers evidence of life in a thriving cultural hub.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 29

What secrets are lurking in the shadows? You can enjoy a little rhythm and mystery this week with a jazz musical and joint-art exhibition featuring sculpture and photography.

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E-Readers Track How We Read, But Is The Data Useful To Authors?

Data is being collected about your reading habits — what kind of books you read, whether or not you finish them. Publishers say the information could improve how books are written, but some novelists are skeptical.
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Sandwich Monday: The Reuben Egg Roll

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a marvel of multiculturalism: the Reuben Egg Roll, from Hackney's Restaurant in Chicago.
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Jane Austen's 'Pride And Prejudice' At 200

As the classic novel celebrates its bicentennial on Jan. 28, Paula Byrne's The Real Jane Austen examines some of the key objects in Austen's life and how they reveal a much more cosmopolitan awareness of the world than is commonly credited to her.
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Al Roker On Being ' The Jolly Fat Person'

Al Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. That was until he had bariatric surgery, and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker talks with host Michel Martin about his experience, and his latest book, Never Goin' Back.
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A Colorful Anniversary: The Caldecott Medal Turns 75

The award for the most distinguished children's picture book of the year is announced Monday. The first winner, in 1938, was a book of illustrated animals from the Bible, but the medal has also gone to books like Madeline's Rescue and Where the Wild Things Are.

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