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Minnesota Festival On Ice Melts Art's Boundaries

Call it the Burning Man of the Midwest: a temporary city, built around artistic expression. On a frozen lake outside of Minneapolis, the ice shanties are filled with art and dance parties.
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Film Noir: Weegee Was His Name; Murder Was His Game

He went by Weegee — as in ouija — because in the 1930s and '40s, the prescient photographer and his camera were often the first to show up at crime scenes.
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This Puzzle Is The Pits

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with "PI" and the second word starts with "T."
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'The Snowy Day': Breaking Color Barriers, Quietly

The classic children's book by Ezra Jack Keats turns 50 this year. When it came out in 1962, it was one of the first major kids' books to feature a non-caricatured black protagonist. It became a huge hit, and was embraced by parents, teachers and children of all colors.
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Pollock's Legend Still Splattered On Art World

Even a century since his birth, American "splatter artist" Jackson Pollock still provokes heated debate about the very definition of art. Was a man who placed a canvas on the floor and dripped paint straight from the can actually creating a work of art?
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Newbery Medal Winner Jack Gantos Plays Not My Job

Jack Gantos might just be the first Newbery Medal winner to have served time in federal prison for drug smuggling. We've invited the children's author to answer three questions about Harlequin romance novels.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Glocks, David Milch, The Smiths

In his book Glock: The Rise of America's Gun, Paul Barrett traces how the sleek, high-capacity Austrian weapon found its way across the U.S. Also, TV writer David Milch talks about his new HBO series Luck. And rock historian Ed Ward looks back at The Smiths.
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'Star'-Crossed: When Teens With Cancer Fall In Love

You wouldn't necessarily think of a cancer support group as a place where teens meet and fall in love — but that's exactly what happens to Hazel and Augustus, the young protagonists in The Fault in Our Stars, the latest from author John Green.

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