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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the centuries have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.
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A Look At 'Blackbird,' The First Film On The New 'Black Netflix'

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as the black Netflix. Its first original movie, Blackbird, is about a gay interracial romance in the Deep South.
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Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

It has been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.
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Award-Winning Poets Write For Passersby In New York

In New York City, award-winning poets are sitting in booths Thursday, ready to write poems on demand for passersby. Organizers of the event say they want to bring poetry to everyone in the city.
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House Concerts Bring Live Music To A D.C. Living Room Near You

If you want to see the next big thing in D.C. music, the nearest venue may be the living room next door.

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Out Of The Vault And Into The Light: Precious Shakespeare Works To Tour U.S.

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, copies of his First Folio will exit the Folger Shakespeare Library vault and tour the nation.
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Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 23, 2015

You can see young musicians perform at a local venue this weekend or snag tickets for plays that will focus on violence against women.

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The Nearly Lost Story Of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

Before the Khmer Rouge regime, a thriving pop and rock scene adapted Western music heard on U.S. military radio stations. The documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten took 10 years to make.
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'Last Man' Will Forte On Beards, Comedy And Bruce Dern's Acting Advice

Forte tells Fresh Air about landing a job on Saturday Night Live and learning on the set of Nebraska that acting is "all about commitment."

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