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Monet's Green Thumb: How Art Grew From A Garden

Claude Monet is famous for his impressionist paintings, but a new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden looks at the horticultural skill that informed his art. One horticulturalist says, "Monet would never have been the painter he became if he wasn't the gardener he was."
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, June 7

Traveling theater, unplugged experimental music, and a homegrown talk show.
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The End Is Near, And It's No Walk 'On The Beach'

Growing up in the '80s, author Myla Goldberg crafted a survival plan in the event of a nuclear war. But all that changed when she read On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Have you ever read a book that gave you a sobering picture of the world? Tell us in the comments.
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Ray Bradbury: Finding Our Reflections Where We Didn't Expect Them

Peter Sagal remembers Ray Bradbury as one of the writers who wrote the stories of his science-fiction childhood. He notes that the author was always showing us "our reflections in very strange places."
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The Curious Life Of Futurist Author Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91. He wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451. Futuristic tales from a man who never used a computer, or even drove a car.
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'Fahrenheit 451' Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

The science fiction icon, who also wrote such classics as The Martian Chronicles and Something Wicked This Way Comes, died Tuesday. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.
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Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests'

A dark and stormy night, an isolated manor house and a knock at the door all play a part in Sadie Jones' delicious romp of a novel. Set in Edwardian England, it tracks a noble but cash-strapped family whose lavish dinner plans go awry when they're asked to shelter a crowd of refugees.
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Ray Bradbury, Author Of 'Fahrenheit 451' And Other Classics, Dies

Bradbury, 91, died in Los Angeles, his family and biographer say.

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