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'People' Names Sandra Bullock, 50, World's Most Beautiful Woman

The actress is the oldest person to head the annual list. But as Clinton and Bush race for the White House, the news seems like deja vu — a vision from 1992.
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Gift Worth $400 Million To Art Institute Of Chicago Includes Works By Warhol

The donation was confirmed after the museum agreed to display the 42 paintings, silk-screens and sculptures for the next 50 years.
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Firehouses, Supervisor Salaries, Arts Funding: Choices Pile Up In Northern Virginia Budgets

Things are changing in jurisdictions like Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. The people who decide on local government budgets have had to make changes, too.

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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.
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Teaching Students To Hear The Music In The Built World

Cooper Union architecture professor Diana Agrest has influenced generations of accomplished architects. Agrest was one of the first women to teach in the largely male-dominated field.
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After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.
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Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction

A reissue of four of the detective writer's 1950s novels excavates the dark depths of California's suburban decay. Maureen Corrigan praises Macdonald's "psychological depth" and "penetrating vision."
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Tea Tuesdays: Tea, Tao and Tourists — China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 21, 2015

You can immerse yourself in the life and music of Gustav Mahler or hear what students from highly-respected music conservatories have to offer.
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Arlington County To Weigh Closing Artisphere

Arlington's Artisphere is on the chopping block, as county officials decide whether the art center is worth the $1 million a year it costs to run it.

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