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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.
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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian émigré is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.
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2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Bill Withers and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
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How To Talk To Boys About Sex And Consent

Given recent stories about violence against college women, what should parents say to college-age sons? NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with author Rosalind Wiseman about guiding boys through adolescence.
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Murakami's 'Library' Is Dark, Creamy And Grainy At The Same Time

Alan Cheuse reviews "The Strange Library" by Haruki Murakami.
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Sandwich Monday: The Hanukkah Miracle

For this week's Sandwich Monday, guest eater Dan Pashman shares with us a creation that members of every faith can enjoy. It's a latke-doughnut sandwich called the Hanukkah Miracle.
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Sometimes You Can't Pick Just 10: Maureen Corrigan's Favorite Books Of 2014

This year, Fresh Air's book critic rejects the tyranny of the decimal system and picks 12 titles published in 2014 — all with characters, scenes and voices that linger long past the last page.
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Timothy Spall Takes On Painter J.M.W. Turner, A 'Master Of The Sublime'

The 19th century painter wasn't always "very pleasant" and he was a "man of massive contradictions," Spall says. So Spall says he had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 15

You can see two drastically different renditions of a classic story.

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Freer, Sackler Galleries Become First Fully Digitized Smithsonian Museums

The future of the museum may be digital. That's the thinking at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where they have just completed the digitization of their entire collection — a first for the Smithsonian.

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